Tribute: Rosann Thomas

Rosann Thomas, 78, passed away September 15

Rosann Thomas, Cortland, Ohio - obit

CORTLAND, Ohio – Rosann Thomas, age 78 of Cortland passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2016 with her family by her side at Hospice House in Poland.

She was born April 8, 1938, the daughter of the late John E. and Wilda (Garland) Fillian, Sr.

Rosann enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and hosting many holiday meals. She loved family trips to the beach where she would stay up all night with her grandchildren reminiscing.

She was a member of the Cortland Nazarene Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ronald, who died in 2008. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Jaidyn.

She leaves to cherish her memories, 3 daughters, Brenda (Dan) Houk of Girard, Ronda (John) Netto of Poland, Michele (Gene) Francisco of Cortland and a son Bill (Angela) of Austinburg. She leaves 13 grandchildren-Beth (Brad) Drennen, Amy (Nathan) Cales, Ryan (Stacy) Fisher, Vanessa (Craig) Booth, Jess, John and Vince Netto, Heidi (Chris) Frankowski, Jeff and Abey Francisco, Mark Seger, David and Natalie Thomas. Also surviving are 14 great-grandchildren: Tom, Haley, Mandy, Riley, Joe, Emily, Ally, Raven, Madelyn, Johnny, Lily, Olivia, Hayley and Alexia (Ryan). Also surviving is a sister Betty (Larry) Adler of Niles and a brother John (Joan) Fillian of South Carolina.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, September 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Niles Chapel, 415 Robbins Ave. Niles, Ohio.

Services will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will be in Kerr Cemetery, Mineral Ridge.

The family would like to thank The Assumption Village, Marian Living Center, 4 South at SEBHC and the Hospice House for the excellent care and compassion shown to Rosann in the last year of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514

Online condolences may be made to the family and obituary viewed at

A television tribute will air Monday, September 19 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX.

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