Rose Althaire Miles (Fenwick)


Rose Althaire Miles (Fenwick), 89, of Indianapolis, went to our Lord on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Rose was born on Sept. 16, 1926 to George and Annie Rose Fenwick in Loretto, Kentucky, where she grew up.

She moved to Indianapolis in 1945 with her husband, Patrick Ellis Miles.

Rose has six children and besides being a full-time mother she also worked with Pat in two family businesses, Pat’s Market and Total Exterminating. Rose was an accomplished seamstress and made much of the family’s clothing for most of her life. She also sewed for Nativity Catholic Church as well as for many friends.

Rose was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She also was an accomplished baker and baked for family, friends and the church. She enjoyed playing cards with friends whenever she could. Her favorite activities were spending time with her family and attending church.

Even when busy, she would always make time for her children and grandchildren.

Rose is survived by her children, Sharon Mandabach (Jim), Patrick David Miles (Joey), Christopher Miles (Madonna), Donna Povinelli (Vince), Daniel Miles (Darcy), Chuck Miles (Cathy); 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and her sister, Emily Nally.

Rose was preceded in death by Patrick Ellis Miles, her husband of 52 years; her parents, George and Annie Fenwick; her sisters Margaret Hagan, Orene Mills, Alma Fenwick; her brothers William, Bernard, Joseph, Albertus, Gabriel, Charles, George and Dominic Fenwick and grandsons Bryan Mandabach and Tommy Miles.

Calling will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. A mass will follow at noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church.