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Mrs. Frances E. Thurman

February 17, 1933 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Mrs. Frances Thurman Obituary

Mrs. Frances E. Thurman, 90, of Abingdon, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 8:55 am, Saturday, January 20, 2024, at home.

She was born February 17, 1933 in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Glen and Nina (Shippey) Brock. She married Donald Thurman on August 12, 1955 in Abingdon and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2021.

She is survived by her daughters, Roberta Thurman of Abingdon, and Lucinda (and Kevin) Johnson of Abingdon; brother, Harvey Brock of Milan; Sister, Roberta West of Puckerbrush, Illinois; grandchildren, Donald Garrett, Everett Garrett, Chrissie (and Eric) Spitzig, Travis (and Samantha) Norville,; great grandchildren, Brendin Spitzig, Hunter Spitzig, Max Norville, and Parker Norville; great great grandchild, Rylynn Spitzig. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Joe Brock, Bill Brock Cecil Brock, and Burt Brock.

Frances graduated from Abingdon high school in 1952. She worked in the cutting room, payroll departments at Bluebell Factory. Also, at Galesburg Mental Health and DD Group Home. She loved crocheting, quilting, and reading books. Most of all she loved taking care of her friend and companion, Bella. She was of the Methodist faith.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am Monday, January 29, 2024, at Abingdon Cemetery. Rev. Tom Smith will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

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Graveside Service
January 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Abingdon Cemetery
501 W. Memorial Drive
Abingdon, IL 61410


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