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Rosalyn "Jo" Thome

January 22nd, 1951 – October 1st, 2021

Rosalyn "Jo" Thome, age 70 of Ipava, IL, passed away at 7:48 am on Friday, October 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on January 22, 1951 in Crawfordsville, IN, the daughter of Robert and Beverly (Stockdale) Cook. Jo first married Lyndell Schnarr. He preceded her in death. She later married David Thome.

Jo is survived by two daughters, Bobbi (Schnarr) Watkins and Melissa (Thome) Lannery, both of Ipava, IL, granddaughter Shona Ramey whom she raised, grandchildren Tyler Schnarr, Cole Lannery, Brycen Dean, Payton Thome and Talen Thome, and great-grandchildren Bryan Nelson, Jr., Oakley Ramey and Hank Chaffin.

She worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company. Most of her life she worked as a CNA at many health care centers in the area, including The Elms in Macomb, Renaissance Care Center in Canton, and retiring from Graham Hospital Home Health Care. She also always kept busy with cleaning homes and businesses as well as providing home health care for many people.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Don Fawcett and her son DJ Thome.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


October 5th, 2021

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Shona and Bobbi. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 5th, 2021

Our very deepest sympathy to Jo's family. She was an wonderful woman and loved her family. Melissa and Bobbi:You both are in our thoughts and prayers for the loss of your mother. With All Our Love to you all now and always, Aunt Lorenda & Uncle Alvin Spilker. God Bless You.

October 5th, 2021

I worked with JO at RCC and home health. She was an awesome person and she was an amazing caregiver. Heidi (Miller) Greer

October 5th, 2021

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jo was a wonderful caretaker and I'm so grateful I was able to meet her while she took care of my grandmother this past year. Her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Adrienne Davis

October 5th, 2021

This breaks my heart. She was such a sweet lady. She took care of Grandma Scrogum

October 5th, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss, Jo was such a beautiful person. We would always chit chat a little whenever she was at Prairie View.

October 5th, 2021

I’m sorry to hear of Jo’s passing! I worked with Her in Healthcare; a “Really Hardworking and Caring Lady”!! Our thoughts and prayers for All of Jo’s Family!! 🙏🙏🙏. Peg and Mike Davis

October 5th, 2021

I worked with Jo at a couple nursing facilities.She was very good at what she done and fun to work with.Always so pleasant with everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!❤️🙏🙏🙏

October 5th, 2021

Bobbi so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a amazing lady I worked with her in Astoria Prayers for your whole family

October 6th, 2021

Sorry for your loss prayers for family

October 8th, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jo helped take of my grandma and was a good friend of the family.

January 24th, 2022