Rose Tustin Rutledge Chapman

July 26, 1942 - May 13, 2022

Rose Tustin Rutledge Chapman passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2022, she was 79 years young.

Rosie was one of ten sisters and two brothers, she was born in Manayunk, PA, and moved to Eldora, NJ as a young girl, she graduated Middle Township High School Class of 1960, where she was voted Class Clown, and she just kept people laughing for the rest of her life.

She loved Sea Isle City and was a big part of the Recreation Department activities for kids. She started the Sea Isle City Chiefs/Cowboys cheerleading squads to cheer for our football teams, winning many Cheer Competitions year after year. She also coached many basketball, volleyball, and other teams at the Rec Center.

Rosie loved kids, especially her own five, and her 41 nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rut had an open door for all, and there was always a crowd at 80th Street, street hockey or wiffleball going on and she was right there in the middle of it coaching or cheering us on. She made growing up in Sea Isle the most fun a kid could have.

Rosie is survived and will forever be missed by her children, Vicky (Michael), Jerry (Maria), Bill (Kim), Chris and Michael (Lisa); grandchildren, Jillian, Tim, Allison, Taylor, Billy, Carlee, Michael, Jake, Joseph, Nicholas; great granddaughter, Carter Noelle; stepchildren, David, Shanda, Debbie and Keith; grandsons, Brett and Josh; as well as her sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews, and her neighbors, Joan and Tonya.

Rosie didn’t want anyone to be sad ever, so please celebrate her beautiful life.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Sea Isle City, NJ. Details to be announced via

No formal services will be held in Florida.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Barb and Bob May 19, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Please let us know when you will have the service.

  2. Diann Sofroney May 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    So sorry to hear about Rose. She was a real sweetheart! The Sofroney family sends their condolences to Rose’s family.
    Rest In Peace… ✝️

  3. Ellen Lewis May 19, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    I’ll never forget how she included me on the cheer leading squad and we won the cheer leading competition. I wasn’t one of the popular kids, but Rosie made everyone feel special. She was an important part of my childhood. Love you Aunt Rose, Rest In Peace.

  4. Gene Mainiero May 19, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss 🙏

  5. Steph May 19, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    The memories of my aunt/godmother are innumerable and I’ll miss you forever. ❤

  6. Donna and Zig Black May 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Miss you Rosie. May God Bless your family and friends. 🙏❤️☝️

  7. Jill DelConte May 19, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    My thoughts and sympathy go out to the family! For many years, Rose was a very special part of my life!!! I’ve got lots of happy childhood memories that include Rosie and the Rutledge family!

  8. KAREN FITZPATRICK May 20, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Ralph and I would like to send our deepest condolences on the lost of your mother.
    May she RIP and you find comfort in her beautiful memories. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  9. Alan May 20, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Rest in Peace, Rose. Love you dearly.

  10. Kristy cleary May 20, 2022 at 9:27 am

    You are loved by many but I loved you so much Joan’s daughter Kristy

  11. Sharon & John Patterson May 20, 2022 at 9:37 am

    AS I read the obituary. I brought back great memories with mom Rose. She had that open door policy and everyone was family. She always had. Infectious laugh and her beautiful smile. She will be surely missed. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.❤️

  12. Becky Anne May 21, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Love you Aunt Rosie. So many great memories and that beautiful smile and laugh! Love you all my thoughts, prayers and memories are with you ALL! ❤❤❤

  13. Marcy Geiger Cormalis May 21, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. Rose was a funny, generous and energetic lady. I hope the loving memories sustain you through these hard times.

  14. Jacky Libro May 22, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Loved Rose. Spent sooo much time with her when our kids were growing up. Everyone was welcome at the Rutledge home. It was our go to home away from home. 😪💕

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