ARLINGTON, Ohio — Mary Maleda Thomas, 92, of rural Arlington, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her residence.
Mary was born on May 12, 1921, to the late Harry and Pearl (Preston) George in Jackson Township, Hancock County.
She married Maurice A. Thomas on Dec. 23, 1943, and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1982.
Mary is survived by her children: Linda (Clayton) Weber of
Westerville, Ohio, Tom (Connie) Thomas of rural Arlington, Kathy (Allan)
Latta of Arlington, Patricia (Donald) Walters of rural Arlington, and
Phyllis (Mark) Matthews of Van Wert, Ohio; brother, Harold (Betty)
George of Arcadia; sister, Ruth Ann (John) Steen of Phoenix, Ariz.; 14
grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine
step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
Mary was also preceded in death by her son: Larry Thomas, brother: Earl “Pete” George, and by sister: Florence Huntley.
was a 1939 graduate of Vanlue High School. She was a homemaker and
member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Arlington, and a member of
the WSCS of the church. She was also a member of the Delaware Twp.
Extension Homemakers and loved to read, sew, and do word search puzzles.
will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Crates Funeral
Home, Arlington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April
22, 2014, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Arlington, where
visitation will be for one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m.
Pastor Alphonse H. Schnipke will officiate and burial will follow in
Houcktown Cemetery, Jackson Township, Hancock County.
may be made to the March of Dimes, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church,
Arlington, and or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.