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Semis pay tribute to fallen driver

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

Many would describe Rose McFarling as inquisitive and always having a smile on her face.

On New Year's Eve, the truck driver lost her battle with cancer at 55-years-old. Friends said she continued to stay strong up until the end.

"She was doing trips from Dallas, Texas and back in her big rig international, she did that up to three weeks before her passing," Kerry Mullins said.

On Monday she took one last ride home.

Eight trucks drove to the 180 Church on O Street to show their respects to the fallen driver. Each one following the one carrying Rose. They placed a single, red, rose on their grills.

"It's a tribute to the American truck driver, we're individualists, we're free spirits and Rose was definitely a free spirit," Mullins said.

This tribute is part of Trucker Charity, a program for trucker families who have lost a loved one during hard financial times. Rose and her husband, Eldon, supported this group.

"Lincoln, you lost a great lady," Mullins said.

For information on Trucker charity, visit http://www.truckercharity.org/

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