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Linda Thurston

June 18, 1943 January 2, 2019
Linda Thurston
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Linda Ilene Thurston, 75, of Rolling Prairie, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:20 p.m., at home.

She was born June 18, 1943, in Burna, KY, to Marion O. and Edith Mae (Swinford) Lemon.

Linda retired from La Porte County Sanitary Landfill, Michigan City after 12 years of service and owned and operated E.T. World Antiques on Johnson Road, La Porte. Linda enjoyed crocheting.

In 1975, she married the love of her life, Ernest Leroy Thurston, who preceded in death May 4, 2002.

Also preceding in death were her parents; seven brothers, Ralph, Carlos, Marion, Charles, Lyman, James and Marice Lemon; one sister, Eliva Riddle; and one step-son, Greg Thurston.

Surviving are two daughters, Annette (Pam Smith) Zona of Rolling Prairie, Pamela (Ralph) Harmon of La Porte; one step daughter, Pamela Durr of La Porte; two sisters, Phyllis Weber of Indianapolis, Velda Henson of Ledbetter, KY; three brothers, Larry “Sidney” (Cathy) Lemon of La Porte, Rudy (Cathie) Lemon of Union City, IN, and Harold (Betty) Lemon of Kolconda, IL; and three grandchildren, Adam (Sara) Harmon, Shaun (Megan) Harmon, and Rachel (Michael) Gayle; one step-grandchild, Jeremy Thurston; five great grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Sandy Jo.

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 with Chaplain Anne Mitchell of Harbor Light Hospice officiating. Visitation and viewing will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery, La Porte following the service.

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Memorial contributions may be directed to Harbor Light Hospice 1820 E. Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Please include your name with the donation in memory of Linda Ilene Thurston.

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Lakeview Funeral Home

247 West Johnson Road
La Porte, IN 46350

Lakeview Funeral Home
247 West Johnson Road La Porte 46350 IN
United States

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