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Gladys Elizabeth Thomas

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Funeral services for Gladys Elizabeth Thomas, 89 of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 at Hope Reformed Church of Spencer. Rev. Russell Muilenburg will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Casket bearers will be Roger Duerksen, Clair Jacobsma, Tom Malmgren, Ron Sears, Chris Hart and Mick Hart.

On Aug. 28, 2007, Gladys passed away at the Northshire Residence in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Abben Cancer Center in Spencer.

Gladys, the daughter of Oren and Pearl (O'Dell) Curry, was born June 1, 1918, in Dickens. Gladys attended school and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, S.D.

On June 18, 1939, Gladys was united in marriage to Lowell B. Thomas in Sioux Falls, S.D. They resided in Mt. Vernon, Nebraska, and Chicago, Ill., before moving to Everly where they resided for 35 years. In 1981 they moved to Spencer.

Gladys was involved in the restaurant business for over 50 years, most recently she worked at McDonald's in Spencer for the last 18 years. She was a member of Hope Reformed Church in Spencer and the Saddle Club where she showed horses.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Thomas; her parents, Oren and Pearl Curry; one sister, Charlotte Arndt; one brother, Arthur Curry; and one step-daughter, Beverly Holleson

Galdys is survived by one son, Dennis Thomas and wife, Diane of Milford; two grandchildren: Michele Thomas and Shawn Thomas and wife, Pennie; one great-granddaughter; one step-daughter, Patricia Carter of Sioux Rapids; one step-sister, Marlene Averill of Live Oak, Calif.; seven step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Service in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.