Helen “Rose” Thomure, 77, of Crystal City died July 29, 2019. Mrs. Thomure was born Dec. 4, 1941, the daughter of the late Turk Elliot and Nellie Akers. She was preceded in death by her husband: Bill Thomure.
She is survived by six children: Tina Meyer of St. Charles, Vickie Weber of Granite City, Mark (Tammy) Hopkins of Festus, Craig (Sandy) Hopkins of Fenton, Larry (Dawn) Courtois of Licking and Bobbi Thomure of Crystal City; 14 grandchildren: Evan, Emma, Ellie and Aiden Litton, Stephanie Kent, Kristen Hopkins, Chad and Sydnie Hopkins, Stella Perkins, Helen Meyer, Lena Clifford, Jesse Stillwell, Kaysha Barks and Zach Coleman; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son: Denny; two brothers: Frank and Donald Elliot; and two sisters: Katherine Friedmeyer and Margaret Norton.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Crystal City Public Library, 736 Mississippi Ave., in Crystal City.