After greeting her father at the door, home at last, Rose left. He entered the home, waking his wife and two youngest, surprising them. After the initial joy of finally seeing him after so long, Carrie and Paul question where Rose has gone. He reassures them that she had only stepped out, but as the hours go by, their worry mounts.
They call the police, log a missing persons report, and spread flyers across the town, to no avail. They never again see their precious Rose.
Slowly, they adjust to that fact, her siblings' memories of her fading over the years, only just barely remembering they ever had an older sister through pictures and their parents' memories of her, who forever nurture a small hope that she might just return to them someday.