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Thelma R. Rothwell

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Thelma R. Rothwell Obituary
Thelma R. Rothwell

AGE: 95 • Elkton, MD

Thelma Roark Rothwell, age 95, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. Born in Ashe County, NC, on April 18, 1922, she was one of 10 children of the late Moncy O. and Edna Farmer Roark.

Mrs. Rothwell was a homemaker and had been employed by Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Manlove as the nanny for their family. During World War II, she had been a seamstress for Triumph Explosives. Mrs. Rothwell was a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau.

Survivors include her daughters, Jean Rothwell Ash and Nancy Rothwell Simpers, both of Elkton, MD; grandchildren, Anita Simpers, Elkton, MD, Amy Ciurzynski, Attica, NY, and James Rea, Jr., Elkton, MD; great-granddaughters, Amanda Schuessler, Lauren Ciurzynski, Heidie Rea and Cheyann Rea; and great-great-granddaughter, Natalie Marie Schuessler.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rothwell was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Horace E. Rothwell, Jr.; as well as her life extending beyond the ages of any of her siblings.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery, 33 Elk Mills Road, Elkton, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion Mason-Dixon Post #194 Honor Guard, or to Northern Chesapeake Hospice Foundation, in care of Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD 21921.
Published in The News Journal on July 26, 2017
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