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Rose M. Thomas, 86, of Sterling, IL, died Friday, December 29, 2017, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL.

Rose was born, March 13, 1931, in Princeton, WV, the daughter of Carl L. and Roda V. (McPhearson) Blankenship. She married George Junior Thomas on September 22, 1950, in Pari\sburg, WV. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Ronda (Bill) Boken of Rock Falls, IL; a son Dennis "Denny" (Liali Jo) Thomas of Rock Falls, IL; 1 grandchild Shelby Jo Rhodes; 2 great grandchildren, Cody Bryson and Logan Rhodes; 1 great great grandchild, Whitney Bryson; 2 sister, Carrie (Bonnie "B.J.") Anderson, Sterling, IL and Barbara Jean Andreas, Sterling, IL; and a brother, Paul (Avis) Blankenship, Kankakee, IL.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; 1 grandchild, Kasie Leigh Thomas; 1 sister, Phyllis Beggs; and 2 brothers in infancy, Billy and Bunny Blankenship.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, IL. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, IL. A memorial has been established.