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Elsie Marie Thurston

November 7, 1919 — August 7, 2018

Elsie Marie Thurston, 98, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 7th, 2018 at her residence.

She was born in Hoopeston, Illinois on November 7th, 1919 to Less and Stella (Carnes) Qualkenbush.

Elsie married Charles D. Thurston on December 15th, 1936 and he preceded her in death August 7th, 1986.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one granddaughter, Kathy Ann Flick.

Elsie was a member of Beechwood Christian Church and a past member of Tri-Kappa.

Elsie loved her family and enjoyed going to the casino.

She retired as Assistant Vice President from Springs Valley Bank in French Lick where she had worked from 1960-1980.


Elsie is survived by:

(1) Daughter                                       Nancy Flick (Junior)                                       French Lick, Indiana 

(1) Grandson                                       Eric Flick (Sandi)                                            Brownsburg, Indiana

(2) Great-Grandchildren                                Marissa Flick                                                  Brownsburg, Indiana

                                                            Claire Flick                                                     Brownsburg, Indiana


The Funeral Ceremony will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.


Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the time of service on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests in memory of Elsie to pay it forward in kindness by doing a kind deed for someone.  Elsie was known for being kind to everyone.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elsie Marie Thurston, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Friday, August 10, 2018

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