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Irene B. "Dolly" Thomas

Monday, August 1, 2011

Irene B. "Dolly" Thomas, 82, of Slater, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.t 2, 2011, at Bethel Evangelistic Center in Slater, with Rev. David L. Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Thomas, J.D. Norman, Jesse Ehlert, Mike Moran, Josh Rhodes and Buck Helm. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Big Bend Retreat in care of Weiker Funeral Home.

Born April 1, 1929, in Slater, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Mildred Mae Crigler Johnson. On May 18, 1951 in Slater, she married Dale Thomas, who survives of the home. She was a member of Gilliam Baptist Church and American Legion Auxiliary in Slater. She worked at Big Bend Retreat for more than 20 years as a C.N.A., and later as activity director.

Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Gene Thomas of Mexico and Ronnie Dale Thomas of Kearney; a daughter, Janet Ehlert of Kansas City; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert L. Johnson of Gilliam and George Johnson of Sweet Springs; and a sister, Corean Haynes of Slater. She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Johnson.