Rose Thames

Rose Elise Thames

Monday, October 31st, 1932 - Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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Rose Elise Thames fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born on October 31,1932 to parents Elmer and Lula Hebenstreit as Rose Elise Hebenstreit. She took on the Geeker surname after her birth father passed at age 39 and her mother went on to marry Steve Geeker a few years later. In January of 1951, Rose married her childhood sweetheart, Ernest Kenon Thames, Jr.
In her adult life, she established a long career at Armstrong and spent much of her free time actively serving various Ministries of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, including her most recent stretch as a member of the Parish Council from 2018 – 2020.
She was immeasurably admired, respected, and loved by those who knew her, often being credited for providing the solutions to difficult problems and being referred to by many as “the smartest lady I know”. Also known as an extremely loving daughter, sister, cousin, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, she will be greatly missed by all. Preceded in death by her sisters, Ann and Nina, and her ex-husband, Ernest, she leaves behind her sister and brother, Magdalene and Nicholas, her son, Gregory, her grandsons, Lucas, Joshua, and Jonathon, and her four great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jonathon, Jr., Abagail, and Oliver.
Donations will be accepted in honor of Rose made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Visitation and Trisagion for Rose will be held at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 16, and the funeral will be the following day, Monday, February 17, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, beginning at 11:00 am. Immediately following the funeral, we will proceed to St. John’s Cemetery for the interment and return to the church hall afterwards for the Makaria.
Pallbearers will be Gus Argeris, Skip Brown, John Dees, Robert Dees, John Katsaros, and Andy Watson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Peter Kantrales, Dean Peterson, Michael Stamitoles, and Michael Wright. May her memory be eternal!
WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home
    124 W. GREGORY ST.
    PENSACOLA, Florida 32502
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  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
    1720 W Garden Street
    Pensacola, Florida 32502
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Eric Gleaton,

Posted at 12:00am
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ~ Eric Gleaton, Pensacola, Florida

Cathryn Preston,

Posted at 12:00am
Love you Aunt Rose, sending love with you to GiGi, Papoo, Mother Anastasia, Aunt Nina, Uncle Billy, Lel, Rene', and all of our loved ones we've lost in the Geeker and Deomes family, and our loving friends. ~ Cathryn Preston, Pensacola, Florida

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Posted at 12:00am
The Gregory's always enjoyed Rose Elise(this is what our mother ,her cousin called her) visits.We loved hearing stories she would share about our mother. She was a lovely person with a beautiful smile. May you memories help heal and give you peace. Pauline Gregory Bartlett , Leesburg ,FL

Ken & Judy Dulabhan,

Posted at 12:00am
The 2014 Gregory Family Reunion was held at the home of Ken & Judy (Gregory) Dulabhan in Cantonment, FL. Rose was Judy's cousin. She was a beautiful person. We always enjoyed the time we spent with her; wished it could have been more. She will be missed by many. ~ Ken & Judy Dulabhan, Cantonment, Florida

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 12:00am
I will miss our chats and sharing recipes from the Greek cookbooks. Always loved her smile and getting a hug. Wish I could've been home but I am there in spirit.Love always,Rose E.Deomes BullardFrom a

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