Dorla Thome Rites Held
Mrs. Lloyd (Dorla) Thome, 78, 809 Avenue A.,
Rock Falls, died Saturday morning at the Sterling Care Center. Funeral
services were held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home
with the Rev. Lowell D. Allen, pastor of the Rock Falls United Methodist
church, and the Rev. Ernest C. Carder, associate pastor of the Rock Falls
United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery,
Ohio, Ill. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Rock Falls
United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Thome was born July 25, 1896, in Ohio,
Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Haines. She came to Rock Falls
in 1912 and finished her education at Sterling High School. She was united
in marriage to Lloyd Thome on Aug. 9, 1915. They lived on a farm in
Montmorency for 22 years, then moved to Rock Falls in 1940. Lloyd Thome
preceded her in death on March 10, 1976. She was very active in club work,
and was past president and member of the Rock Falls Womens Club, a member of
the F.V.W. auxiliary, Post No. 326, and was County President and Chairwoman
of Whiteside County Republican Women. She also organized the Friendly
Serving Circle which existed for over 40 years as a charitable organization.
She was a member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church and the Miriam
Circle of Rock Falls.
She is survived by two sons, Orville L. of Rock
Falls and Gilbert P. of Sterling; one daughter, Mrs. Fred J. (Mary Virginia)
Pyse of Sayers Acres, Rock Falls; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great
She was preceded by her husband, her parents,
and one great granddaughter, Barbara.
April 21 - Funeral: Pallbearers: Greg Thome, Bob
Thome, Tom Baker, Brad Pyse, Roger Lee Jacobs, Ned McGinn. Honorary
pallbearers: Keith Albright, Dan Sisson, Park Book and Fritz Brandt. The VFW
Auxiliary held a memorial service on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. with Wilma
Wierseman, president and officer presiding.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 19, 1976 - Monday, pg 6,
submitted by Melva L. Taylor)