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Lois Mae Thomas

August 31, 1931 - November 30, 2021
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Lois Mae Thomas, age 90, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Dover Park Village Health Care Center. She was born August 31, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry L. Crouch and Fern (Smith) Crouch. She resided in New Philadelphia, Ohio since 2009.

Lois graduated from West High School in Cleveland, Ohio.  She work…

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Lois Mae Thomas, age 90, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Dover Park Village Health Care Center. She was born August 31, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry L. Crouch and Fern (Smith) Crouch. She resided in New Philadelphia, Ohio since 2009.

Lois graduated from West High School in Cleveland, Ohio.  She worked various administrative jobs prior to her marriage to Rev. William B. Thomas on September 13, 1952.  Together they ministered in the East Ohio United Methodist Conference area for over forty years.  Lois had been a choir director at several churches that they were assigned. She loved music and singing. She loved art, doing sketches and oil paintings on canvas. Lois also had a green thumb in caring for her flowering plants.

Before moving to New Philadelphia, she and her husband had retired to Copeland Oak Retirement Community in Sebring, Ohio, where they were very active.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Gloria Lloyd of Avon Lake, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. Christine (Brent) Laner and Ms. DeAnn (Barry Brown) Thomas of Ravenna, Ohio; son, Mr. Duane (Annette) Thomas of Peoria, AZ; granddaughters, Ms. Carrie Guttu of New Philadelphia, OH, Mrs. Rachel (Steven) Dyer of Peoria, AZ, Mrs. Sarah (Eric) Secules of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Lydia (Matt) Strother of Peoria, AZ; grandson, Mr. Charles Potter of Norfolk, VA; step-grandchildren, Jesse Malson, Jr. of New Matamoras, OH, Victor Malson of Sardis, OH, Patrick Malson of Akron, OH, Holly Laner of Lancaster, Abby Margo of Coraopolis, PA, Greg Laner of Bolivar, OH, Jimmy Laner of Idaho Falls, ID; and eight great-grandchildren; abd a niece and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church with Rev. Brandon Keck conducting the service. There will be no calling hours prior to the service. Friends and family may join the family at the church following the memorial service.  Inurnment will be held in New Philadelphia.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or First United Methodist Church, 201 West High Avenue New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

First United Methodist Church

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201 West High Avenue, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: August 31, 1931
Died: November 30, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Judith Schrock posted on 12/19/21

To the family of Lois Thomas, Although we only got to know Lois through church, she will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful lady and a joy to know. Our deepest sympathy, Aden and Judy Schrock

 

Paula K Archdeacon posted on 12/15/21

She was always such a good friend to my mother, Helen Brown. When I saw that Lois had died, I said I bet they are having a wonderful reunion party in heaven! Prayers for peace and comfort to the family.

 

Mary Ann Raidel posted on 12/13/21

I have so many wonderful, childhood memories of Lois. From the laughter during choir rehearsals, to leading the packed Bible School sanctuary through our summer songs, including "The Gospel Express, Come Along Answer YES!" From anxiously waiting for DeAnn, Duane, and me to safely return to the Oxbow dock at dusk after fishing (Duane caught one!), to the stories about the "fishermen" ladies staying at the cottage while our dads enjoyed their May portage trips into Algonquin Park each year. We sure are blessed that we had the great parents we had. Lois was the last of the Algonquin couples. I can hear them laughing as they gather together to tell their fishing/cottage tales! We send you our love and are keeping your family in our prayers. Mary Ann, Rick, Christopher & Jonathan Raidel

 

Amber Ricker posted on 12/6/21

Chris, Brent and families: We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you have our sincerest sympathies and we will keep you all lifted up in prayer. Ted and Amber Ricker

 

Lois (Anno) Gilbert posted on 12/6/21

My sympathy to the family. Only lived beside her for a few years. She was so sweet. I still have my Christmas cactus she gave me.

 

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