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Rosa Mary (Francis) Thornton

Born: Sat., Feb. 10, 1940
Died: Wed., Mar. 18, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: Braman and Bailey Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: Braman and Bailey Funeral Home

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Rosa Mary Thornton, 80 years old of North Judson, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in North Judson, Indiana.

She was born Saturday, February 10, 1940 in Pikeville, Kentucky, Daughter of the late Twyman Francis and the late Elza(Williamson) Francis.

October 19, 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, Rosa married Jerry Thornton, he survives her.

Rosa and her husband Jerry were members of the Community Gospel Church in Knox, Indiana. She was a member of the Hillbilly Club of the Orak Shriners. Rosa enjoyed attending garage sales and resale shops. Rosa's greatest passion was spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Rosa owned and operated Rosa's resale.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry Thornton of North Judson, Indiana, Son, Michael Clark of Hillsboro, Illinois, Son, Stephen(Nicole) McCarty of Chicago, Illinois, Daughter, Stephanie(Richard) Kulpinski of Schaumburg, Illinois, Step-daughter, Tracey Thornton of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Step-daughter, Geraldine Thornton of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Step-daughter, Amy(Greg) Smith of Seneca, South Carolina, Step-daughter, Stephen(Susie) Thornton of Seneca, South Carolina, Step-son, Greg Thornton of Gray Court, South Carolina, Step-son, Mark Thornton of Gray Court, South Carolina, 18 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great -great grandchildren, Brother, Lewis(Cheryl) Taulby of Queen Creek, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son Christopher Francis, brothers Darrel, Lonnie and Harold Francis and sisters Glenna Niemann and Bonnie Sue Hinkle.

Friends will be received 10 AM till time of service at 12 PM, Saturday, March 21 at the Braman & Bailey Funeral Home, North Judson, Indiana.

Services will be held at Braman & Bailey Funeral Home, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12 PM with Rev. Charles Begley and Rev. Paul Begley officiating.



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Robin Bawoll
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
Steph, I am so sorry for your loss My thoughts are condolences go out to you and your family. RIP Rosa. Love you

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