MILLINGTON — Rose Blanche McGuire of Millington, Md. died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at her home. She was 70.

Rose was born Oct. 6, 1949 in Wilimington, Del., the daughter of the late William Carpenter and Esther “Cook” Carpenter. She attended school in Henderson, Greensboro and Sudlersville Middle. She moved to Pennsylvania and got married and had her first child. In 1969 she moved back to Maryland and lived in Sudlersville. Rose worked for Decosters Egg Farm, Wheetly’s Food Processing, Campbell Soup, Slagles and most recently Dixon Valve. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, visiting with grandchildren and her family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son William “Billy” Allen McGuire and three brothers, Ralph Carpenter, Richard Carpenter and Reece Carpenter. She is survived by two daughters, Lori Ann Bell (Dave) of Tennessee, Tammy Short (Rick) of Millington, Md.; two sisters, Roberta Pratt of Clayton, Del., Ruth Ann Cahall (Tom) of Townsend, Del.; two brothers, Raymond Carpenter (Norma Jean) of Goldsboro, Md., Roy Carpenter (Vickie) of Sudlersville, Md.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; her best friend Janet Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 in Sudlersville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Sudlersville Memorial Library, 105 W. Main St., Sudlersville, MD 21668.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Fellows Family Funeral Home, 370 Cypress St., Millington, Md.

To plant a tree in memory of Rose McGuire as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.

APG Chesapeake

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.