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Dorothy Jane Thomas

November 26, 1936 September 24, 2016
Dorothy Jane Thomas
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Peoria- Dorothy Jane Thomas, age 79, of Peoria, peacefully passed away at 11:58 PM on September 24, 2016 at Liberty Village in Peoria.

Dorothy was born on November 26th, 1936 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Ralph S. and Clara G. (Mealey) Wenger. She attended Northern Iowa University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1959. Dorothy was united in marriage to Donald R. Thomas at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Fairbank, Iowa on June 16, 1962. Along with her husband, she is survived by four children; Kathleen (Kevin) Davis of Seattle, WA, Steven (Kimberly) Thomas of Glasford, IL, Linda (Michael) Tucker, of Dunlap, IL and Mark Thomas (Kendra Duckstein) of Denver, CO. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Kara (Jeremy) DeBerg of Marion, Iowa, Matthew Davis of Marion, IA, and Grace, Jacob and Hannah Thomas of Glasford, IL and one great- granddaughter Madeline Deberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dorothy taught elementary school in Iowa before moving to Peoria, Illinois in 1966 where she was a stay at home mother until 1979, at which point she returned to teaching. She taught third grade at St. Edwards Grade School in Chillicothe from 1979 to 1995. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Parish and was active in the Women’s Guild and church choir. Dorothy additionally volunteered as a caring companion with Catholic Charities. She was a 4H Leader for several years and enjoyed supporting children through education. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling with her friends and shared her father’s passion for fishing. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving and giving wife, mother and friend.

The family is greatly appreciative for the staff at Liberty Village and OSF Hospice for all the love and care they provided for Dorothy.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass. Father James Pallardy will officiate. Burial will take place in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Fairbank, Iowa on Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Edwards School Roof Fund, Chillicothe IL or OSF Hospice, Peoria IL.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

30

Sep

12:00 PM 9/30/2016 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 9/30/2016 1:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Friday

30

Sep

1:00 PM 9/30/2016 1:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Edwards School Roof Fund, Chillicothe, IL

OSF Hospice

530 NE Glen Oak Drive
Peoria, IL 61637-0001
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