Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Shirley Thomas

  • Shirley Ann Thomas, 74, of Douglass, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
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  • Shirley Ann Thomas, 74, loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, of Douglass, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
    Visitation 1-8 p.m. Sunday with family present 4-6 p.m. at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home, 507 S. Maple, Douglass. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Douglass, 107 S. Maple, with interment to follow in Douglass Cemetery.
    Shirley married Bus Thomas Jan. 29, 1956 in Whitewater. She worked alongside Bus in several different grocery stores in Wichita and the Butler County area for many years before retiring.
    Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Velma Erwin; husband, Bus Thomas; brothers, Charles and Leroy Erwin; daughter-in-law, Liz Thomas.
    She is survived by: her children, Robert Thomas of Dodge City, Chris (Rachel) Thomas of El Dorado, Kathleen Koepcke of Douglass and Cindy Abdallah of Wichita; grandchildren, Angela (Josh) Smith, Kara (Sami) Nabbout, Emily Abdallah, Adam Thomas, Renea Abdallah and Alex Abdallah; great-grandchildren, Kolten McConnell, Addyson Smith, Kinzleigh Smith and Jacob Orr; four stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat great-grandaughter; sisters, Susan (Ralph) Ballinger, Bonnie (Rick) Rhodes, and Darlene (Rod) Walford.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the church or Heartland Hospice 3210 W. Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67213.
    Send condolences and view tributes at: www.smithfamilymortuaries.com.
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