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Rosa Balagna

May 18, 1922 — January 14, 2020

Rosa Balagna

Rosa ‘Rosie' V. Balagna, 97, of Peachtree City, GA, formerly of Normal, IL, passed away peacefully at her home at 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Evangelical Free Church in Bloomington, IL. Her funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Rick Wagner officiating.

Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bloomington, IL. Memorials may be directed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Rosie was born on May 18, 1922 in Canton, IL, a daughter to Manas and Mable Florence Dick Donigian. She married Harold Balagna on October 8, 1939 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1989.

Surviving are her children, Linda (Dick) Wilkin of Mesa, AZ, Verkina Parrish of Peachtree City, GA, and Manas Balagna of Bedford, TX, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Rosie was preceded in death by four children, Sandra Larence, Judy Kessinger, Barbara Fletcher, and Harold Kent Balagna; a grandchild, Amber Parrish; a great-grandchild, Caleb Clem, and two sisters and one brother.

She enjoyed her many grandchildren, traveling, golf cart rides, knitting baby blankets, playing cards and chocolate. Rosie was always a positive influence. She always had a smile and a hug to give . She knew no strangers and was quick to offer help if needed. No one ever went hungry at her home.

Rosie was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation

JAN 18. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Evangelical Free Church
2910 East Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Funeral Service

JAN 18. 12:00 PM (CST)

Evangelical Free Church
2910 East Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

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