Rose Spalding

Sep 18, 1941 - Jul 15, 2021

Rose Spalding

September 18, 1941 - July 15, 2021


Rose Spalding, 79, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side, July 15, 2021. Rose was born in Washington to Emma Ruth (Shaner) and Robert Leo Miles on September 18, 1941.

Rose was a 1959 graduate of Washington Catholic High School, and was retired from the United States Postal Service. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul. Rose loved traveling, and square and line dancing. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Rose was a member of the Friendly Slimmers, and attended Our Lady of Hope.

Those who now cherish Rose's memory include: her daughters, Lisa (Charles) Rousey of Washington, Deborah Thombleson of Montgomery, and Beth Dant of Washington. Rose leaves behind her brother, Robert P. Miles of Washington, and grandchildren: Nick Norris, Paul Rousey, Emmalee Thombleson, and Olivia Dant. Rose had five great-grandchildren.

During her life, Rose mourned the loss of her husband, Paul W. Thombleson, her infant son, James Leo Thombleson, and her brother, Ronald Miles.

Visitation for Rose Spalding is set for Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:00 am-1 pm, at the Ed Lee Mortuary, North Chapel, 620 East Viola Avenue, Washington. Her funeral will follow the visitation at the Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel at 1:00 pm with Yvonne Evans officiating.

Rose will be laid to rest beside her first husband and father of her children, Paul W. Thombleson, in the Bethany Cemetery, 1974 East National Highway 50, Washington.

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Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel

620 East Viola Avenue
Washington, IN 47501

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Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel

620 East Viola Avenue
Washington, IN 47501

Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery

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