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Monday, November 23, 2020

Obituary - Linda Jane Thomas

Linda Jane Thomas, 69, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Janie was born October 22, 1951 in Broken Arrow, NE to John T. and Evelyn (Elliott) Friel. She was united in marriage to Dennis Thomas on June 15, 1969 in Walker, MO and he preceded her in death in 2012.

Janie attended school in Rich Hill, MO and graduated from Walker High School Class of 1969. She spent most of her adult life in Nevada where she was primarily a homemaker. Janie enjoyed baking and cake decorating. She also enjoyed volunteering with the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, being a 4-H mother, and was always there to donate blood. Janie especially loved being with her family. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada.

Survivors include three children, Chuck Thomas (Regina), Carthage, Jennifer Thomas, Nevada, Justin Thomas (Nik Nelson), Joplin; two grandchildren, Jessica Thomas, Columbia, MO, and Dalton Thomas, Nevada; mother, Evelyn Friel, Jefferson City, MO; five siblings, Jim Friel (Joan), Simpsonville, SC, Judy Ayers (Tom), Iantha, MO, Jerry Friel (Jill), Asbury, MO, Joleen Lieneke (Robert), Jefferson City, MO, Jeff Friel, Jefferson City, MO; sister-in-law, Connie Garren, Nevada; and brother-in-law, Charles Thomas(Charlotte), Kansas City, MO.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada, MO with Father Peter Savidge officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 pm at Ferry Funeral Home prior to the service on Friday.

Memorials are suggested to Nevada Special Athletes c/o Ferry Funeral Home.