Dorthy Marie Thomas 83, Saint Joseph, MO

Published 03/17 2014 08:35AM

Updated 03/17 2014 08:42AM

Dorthy Marie Thomas 83, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.

She was born June 25, 1930 in Merriam, KS, daughter of Mary and Raymond Stanbaugh.

She was a Homemaker and was a life time VFW Auxiliary member of which she served as Chaplain, she was also a Christian.

Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Melvin Leon Thomas Sr., and a brother, Paul Stanbaugh.

Survivors include six sons, Edwin Thomas of Troy, KS, Melvin L. Thomas Jr. of St. Joseph, MO, Robert (Susan) Thomas of Wathena, KS, Charles (Cindy) Thomas of Wathena, KS, Terry Thomas of St. Joseph, MO, and Carl (Debra) Thomas of St. Joseph, MO, 15, grandchildren and numerous, great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday March 17, 2014, with a funeral services to be conducted at 7:00 pm, at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Charlene Colburn officiating. The Inurnment will be at the Ashland Cemetery on Friday at 9:00 AM.

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