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Susan C. Thomas

October 29, 1945 — April 9, 2022

Susan C. Thomas, 76, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday morning April 9, 2022.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Rose (Wasserbauer) Herek. She graduated from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL with the class of 1963. She would go on from there to attend cosmetology school and nursing at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

On February 11, 1964, in Wheaton, IL, Susan married Allen Thomas and through the years would welcome five children.

A loving and devoted homemaker, Susan raised her children and kept the house. The family would move many times through the span of 15 years but would make Knox their home in 1973. After Allen “Snooky’s” passing, Susan would decide to move to Plymouth.

Susan was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Plymouth. She loved to watch American Pickers and that was also her hobby. She loved her cats and dogs, and she was a people person in general.

She is survived by her children: Allen (Denise) Thomas of Knox, Brigitte (Jessie Philpot) Kurtz of Grovertown, Monica (Rev. George) Elder of Knox, Gina (Nate Dickens) Grounds of Bloomington and Frances (Dale) Hartman of Plymouth; grandchildren: Allen (Brittany) Thomas III, Shelby (Isidore) Reyna, Ryan Reyes, Autumn Spence, Brooke Spence, Mitchell Thomas, Sequoya Elder, Georgiana (Ryan) Hatter, Page (Eric) Duran, Abram Elder and Nathanael Elder and Elijah Anderson; and great-grandchildren: Olivia, Rosie, Roxie, Ryleigh Jo, Eastin, Rhett, Mariana and Freya.

Susan was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; infant children Joseph and Deborah Thomas; her parents; her grandsons Shane Thomas and Victor Everage; great-granddaughter Cheyenne Spence and brother, Richard Herek.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to ASPCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.
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