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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Rose Jerelyn (Chang Insuk) Spinner

  • Rose Jerelyn (Chang Insuk) Spinner, 86, formerly of Lansing, Kan., passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Boise, Idaho after an extended illness.
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  • Rose Jerelyn (Chang Insuk) Spinner, 86, formerly of Lansing, Kan., passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Boise, Idaho after an extended illness. Rose was born on August 20, 1927 in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Chang Su Yeong and Chang (Whang) Sin Yeong
    She is survived by two daughters, Robin Visocsky, Lansing, Kansas, Jere Burch, Boise, Idaho, three grandchildren, Kylie Visocsky, Amber and Laura Burch, and numerous nieces and nephews in the USA and Korea.
    Rose was born in San Francisco, Calif., after her parents emigrated here from Korea. They owned and operated a store in Chinatown and lived in the apartment in the back of their store. Rose lost both her parents while in high school so she lived in a Christian girls' home until she graduated from the High School of Commerce in 1945. After graduating she entered Federal Civil Service working for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), which took her to Japan where she met and married Robert Spinner. After 12 years of service, she left MSTS to be a stay-at-home mom for the next 12 years.
    She re-entered the work force in 1969 as the first non-medical, female hire at KS State Penitentiary. In 1970 she left the state to join the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Leavenworth, Kan. in the typing pool. She advanced to Human Resources/Training officer before leaving in 1978 to work at Eglin AFB, Fla., and then Talladega, Ala., before completing her career at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nev. After retiring in 1990 Rose remained in the Las Vegas area until 2005 when she relocated to Boise, Idaho, to be near family. Rose enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, bowling, and time with her grandchildren.
    In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be given to the Crossroads United Methodist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com

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