Tina A. Persinger (50) of Flora


Published on March 20 2017 11:10 am

Tina A. Persinger, age 50, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, March 19, 2017, at her home, in the care of her family.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Tina Persinger will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the donor’s choice of a Love Fund for the family, the ALS Association, or Clay County Hospice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.

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She was born November 1, 1966, in Flora, and was united in marriage to Rodney D. Persinger on August 1, 1987, and they have shared 29 anniversaries together. Tina was lovely and kindhearted, a caring wife and mom, and adored spending time with her grandkids. She leaves a lifetime of good family memories, with some of the best spent in the outdoors at the lake, around a bonfire, riding horses and fishing, and enjoying music. She had worked at U.S. Bank in Flora for nearly 11 years and later at AutoZone.  Although cancer and ALS took a toll on her physical body, Tina’s courage and passion within her heart and soul will remain in the embrace of her family and friends always. 

She is survived by her husband: Rodney Persinger of Flora; her mother: Joy (McGivney) Boston and special friend, Junior Goff of Xenia; 2 daughters: Jessica Rothrock and husband Mitch of Effingham, and Amber Brown and husband Dustin of Flora; 3 grandchildren: Aiden, Alexis, and Brycen Rothrock; 2 sisters: Tammy Hays and Debra Murphy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Payton and Norma "Jackie" McGivney; paternal grandmother: Grace Jordan; and several nieces and nephews.