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Rosabelle Queen, 94, of Bloomington, formerly of Shoals and Loogootee, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Loogootee Nursing Center.
She was born March 25, 1923 in Lost River Township to the late Thurman and Pearl (Songer) Jones.
Rose retired from NSWC Crane and worked in Human Resources for 39 years.
She was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Shoals and a current member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. She also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
Rose loved life and deeply loved her grandsons and great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney P. Queen; parents, Thurman and Pearl (Songer) Jones and sisters, Alberta (Wayne) Dillman and Carrie (Winston) Troutman.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Lori (Merce) Thornberry of North Ft. Myers, FL; grandsons, Craig (Leigh Ann) Bauer of Bloomington and Mark Bauer of Loogootee; great-grandsons, Elijah and Maxwell Bauer; sister-in-law, Inez (Lawrence) Queen Sorrells; special friend, Rick (Becky) Bauer of Loogootee.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 26, 2017
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