OBITUARY

Elizabeth C. Kluska

November 20, 1943July 17, 2021
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Ms. Elizabeth Clara Thorburn Kluska, 77, departed from this life on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Brookstone Retirement Center in Lexington. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the funeral home. Born in Stokes County to the late William and Pearl Coleman, Elizabeth was of the Baptist faith. She was a Jeweler by trade and was owner and operator of Thorburn Jewelers for a number of years. Elizabeth enjoyed traveling, playing cards, gardening, cooking for family and friends and meeting new faces. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Edward Thorburn; second husband Dale Kluska; son, Randy Thorburn; and several of her siblings, Robert Leonard Coleman, Charlie Lincoln Coleman, John Hardy Coleman, Mini Pearl “Virginia” Hicks, Doris Loraine Duffy, Lewis Merrell Coleman, George Washington Coleman, William Lawrence Coleman, Ronnie Coleman, and Connie Coleman. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Ashley Thorburn Alverson (Larry); brothers, Kenneth J. Coleman and Thomas Ray Coleman; sisters, Charlotte Hester Lightsey and Margaret Buckner; grandchildren, Cameron Alverson (Lynsey) and Kayla Alverson (Ryan); great-grandchild, Charley Grace Alverson; and numerous extended family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl #17, Chicago, IL., 60601. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com.

Services

  • Family will receive friends at the funeral home

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

  • Funeral services will be held at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • Elizabeth will be laid to rest in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery following the funeral services

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Bud Blair

July 22, 2021

I thought the world of Lib. Her and Ed treated me like a son. They gave me the chance to grow into the Jewelry Industry. Starting when I was 16. I will always miss you. Your family was so good to me. We had many of good times too! Thank you for all you have done. You were always full of love.
Love ,
Buddy and Keesha Blair

Kathleen (Kathy) Cooke

July 20, 2021

I met Libby when my brother dated her sister Margaret and later they were married. I continued to see her from time to time while she would be visiting her sister.
Libby was a very friendly , nice and beautiful lady. She never met a stranger and was loved by her sister Margaret , family and friends. My deepest sympathy for her lovely family and much love in their time of sadness. Philippians 1:21.

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Biography

Ms. Elizabeth Clara Thorburn Kluska, 77, departed from this life on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Brookstone Retirement Center in Lexington.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the funeral home.
Born in Stokes County to the late William and Pearl Coleman, Elizabeth was of the Baptist faith. She was a Jeweler by trade and was owner and operator of Thorburn Jewelers for a number of years. Elizabeth enjoyed traveling, playing cards, gardening, cooking for family and friends and meeting new faces. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Edward Thorburn; second husband Dale Kluska; son, Randy Thorburn; and several of her siblings, Robert Leonard Coleman, Charlie Lincoln Coleman, John Hardy Coleman, Mini Pearl “Virginia” Hicks, Doris Loraine Duffy, Lewis Merrell Coleman, George Washington Coleman, William Lawrence Coleman, Ronnie Coleman, and Connie Coleman.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Ashley Thorburn Alverson (Larry); brothers, Kenneth J. Coleman and Thomas Ray Coleman; sisters, Charlotte Hester Lightsey and Margaret Buckner; grandchildren, Cameron Alverson (Lynsey) and Kayla Alverson (Ryan); great-grandchild, Charley Grace Alverson; and numerous extended family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl #17, Chicago, IL., 60601.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com.