THOMAS, Ernest L.: Died 1985
THOMAS, WHITE, BROWN, GIRE
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Date: 5/18/2022 at 05:20:20
**Handwritten: Ottumwa Courier
26 Aug 1985 p5 c2
Ernest L. Thomas
Ernest L. Thomas, 75, of 411 Tacoma died at 2 a.m. Aug. 24, 1985, at his home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1910, in Ottumwa to George A. and Mary Ellen White Thomas. A resident of Ottumwa all his life, he worked for John Morrell and Co. for 47 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Riverview United Methodist Church, Local P-1 Retirees and Eagles Club 114. He married Helen M. Brown on May 12, 1934.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Louise Gire of Douds; a son, Gene of Rock Island, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lou.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home, Sandra H. Olmstead of Riverview United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Brumbaugh, Larry LcLughlin(err), Jim Sanders, Luke Garman, Fred Diedrick and Tim Becker.
The family will be at the funeral home for visitation from 7-8:30 p.m. today.
A memorial has been established to Riverview United Methodist Church.
Source: "Scrapbook 1981 - 1985", Pg. 258,
Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA
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