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Shirley J. Thomas

May 6, 1946 ~ February 14, 2015 (age 68)

   Shirley Jean Thomas, 68, of Quincy died at 9:35 p.m. (February 14, 2015) in the Maryville, Missouri Hospital.

   Born May 6, 1946 in Quincy, Shirley was the daughter of James R. and Wanda L. Bridgman Failor.  She married Joseph A. Thomas on February 1, 1971 in Palmyra, MO.  He preceded her in death on July 6, 2005.

   Shirley was a 1964 graduate of Quincy High School.  She enjoyed playing bingo, doing extreme couponing and was an avid fan of Gene Autry.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and her dog Socks.

   Mrs. Thomas was employed as a CNA for various nursing homes in Adams County for several years until her retirement in 2005.

   Survivors include a daughter Barbara Morris (Duane) of Quincy and their sons James Orr and his fiancee (Leslie), Jeremy Orr and his fiancee (Ashley); a daughter Sherri Whiles (Lewis) of Quincy and her sons Dennis Crepps, Austin Crepps; a daughter  Brenda Schumm of Quincy and her sons Paul Schumm, Cameron Schumm, Henry Schumm; a daughter Wanda Thomas of Quincy and her children Cody Osborne, Trinity Thomas, Alexis Osborne; a son  Bryan J. Thomas Sr. and his fiancee (Christina Toolate) of Quincy and his sons Bryan J. Thomas Jr , Dallas Harvey; a son John Thomas (Becky) of Quincy and their children Jacob Thomas and Brittanie Thomas.  Also surviving are four great-grandchildren Adelyn Weber, Landon Orr, Emmett Orr and Abel Orr; one brother James Failor of Missouri; three sisters Judy Stice of Quincy, Anne Robinson of Quincy and Donna Powell of Missouri.  Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant daughter Virginia Thomas and one sister Sandra Powell.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning 10:30 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Thursday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Shirley J. Thomas Memorial Fund.
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