Iva Lee Thomas

Iva Lee Thomas, 91, of Rolling Prairie, IN, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.


She was born March 3, 1929 in Democrat, Kentucky, the daughter of Henry and Celeste (Gibson) Cook.


In 1973, Iva married Albert Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1999.


She lived in many places including Kentucky, Ohio, and New York, but spent the last 30 years in this area. Iva was a member of the Soul's Harbor Church of North Judson, IN.where she was a Sunday school teacher.  Quilting, sewing, and gardening, especially flowers, were some of her favorite pastimes. Because of her passion for helping others, Iva was a Sunday School teacher and enjoyed visiting nursing homes where she and her group would sing and play instruments, like the spoons, for the residents.  Her family and friends were her joy!


Iva is survived by her three sons, James P.(Joyce) Farlie of Michigan City, IN,  Ronnie L. (Robin) Farlie of Rolling Prairie, IN,  Dexter L. Farlie of Kingsford Heights, IN; two brothers, Doug (Rose) Cook of Millstone, KY, Jesse (Kay) Cook of McRoberts, KY; grandchildren Iva, Jason, Ron, Jeffrey, James, Christopher, Anthony, George, Paula; great-grandchildren Kasey, Randy, Jessica, Dakota, Joseph, Jason, Julie, Jeffrey, Sara, Austin, Damon, Dayton, Jonathan; great-great-grandchildren Canaan, Rebekah, Owen, Maddie, Liam, Ethan, Natali and Emma.


Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, George Henry Farlie; granddaughter Rebecca; sisters, Laverne Smith, Faye Kincer; brothers, Roy, Eugene, Ralph and Isaac"Bud" Cook.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 until 11:00 am.  A Celebration of Iva's Life will be held Monday at11:00 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home with Pastor Philip Ritter, Tabernacle of Prayer, Newnan GA, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family.


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