Funeral services for Rosa McWhorter Allphin, 95, of Spring and formerly of Madisonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Madisonville Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville. Phillip Whitworth will officiate the service, and interment will follow in the High Prairie Cemetery. A brief visitation will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Rosa Verona (Wolfe) McWhorter Allphin was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Leona, to Marvin Tyler Sr. and Corine (McGill) Wolfe. At an early age, her family moved to Madisonville where she grew up. Rosa was a homemaker for most of her life and sold Mary Kay Cosmetics. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles “Lee” Allphin, in 1996. Rosa enjoyed writing, painting and crocheting and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Madisonville. She had many friends in Madisonville, all of which will miss her dearly. Rosa passed away Aug. 2, 2018, in Spring. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; first husband, Vernon “Mack” McWhorter; second husband, Charles “Lee” Allphin; sons, Jan “Tiny” McWhorter and Kent D. McWhorter; and sister, Katherine Sandel.
Surviving family members include a son, C. Jay McWhorter (Mary) of Houston; daughters, Myla Kay Johnson (Jack) of Houston and Debra A. Hill (Larry) of Houston; and grandchildren, Melissa K. Johnson, Erin McWhorter, Neil McWhorter, Jason McWhorter, Royce Wolfe, Ryan Wolfe, Jenni Weeks and Laura Swann. Rosa is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.