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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Obituary - Carolyn Sue Thomas

Carolyn Sue Thomas, age 80, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at her home in Deepwater, Missouri. Visitation will be Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 1:30-2:30 PM with Graveside Service at 2:30 PM in the Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Truman Lake Cancer Fund and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Carolyn Sue Thomas was born on December 19, 1940, in Van Wert, Ohio to Donald B. Thomas, Sr. and Margaret G. (Ross) Thomas.

As a young adult, Carolyn worked as a Nurse Aide and left to pursue her passion for cooking. She worked for many years at the Vagabond Inn as a cook. After that, she went to work at Uchie's on the Square, where she met many lifelong friends. She stayed there until her retirement.

She loved to watch her flowers bloom and pick ripe tomatoes off the vine. She enjoyed trout fishing and going back to Indiana to see her family. She loved to read a good romance novel and even enjoyed Harry Potter with her great-nieces and nephews. Her favorite hobby was bingo and she loved to tell funny stories of the adventures she and her sisters had.

She collected teapots over the years and cherished each one, as she cherished each and every one of us. Words cannot express the sadness we feel with her passing. We will hold her in our hearts and memories until we meet again in the Kingdom of Heaven. Sleep well, Carolyn Sue Thomas. We love you.

She is preceded in death by her father Donald B. Thomas, Sr., her mother Margaret G. Thomas, and her sisters Barbara A. Thomas and Marjorie J. Harrelson, and her brother Donald B. Thomas, Jr. She is survived by her brother Loyd E. Thomas (Noi Thomas) of Grandview, MO, nephew Douglas Harrelson of Bartlesville, OK, nieces Melissa Hodge of Deepwater, MO, Kim Thomas of Grandview, MO, and Teresa West of Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.