Charlene Thomas

Charlene Thomas, nee Garner, 83, of Belleville, Illinois, born Tuesday, October 16, 1928, in Murphysboro, IL , died Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Memorial Care Center in Belleville, Illinois.

Mrs. Thomas was a Retired Loan Clerk for Bank of St. Louis. She was a longtime member of 1st Baptist Church of Fairview Heights,  the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Charles and Stella nee Rodgers Garner 
  • Brothers:
    • James Garner
    • William Ray Garner
  • Sisters:
    • Lou Catherine Steinmann
    • Anna Mae Robison
    • Alice Marie Dickinson
    • Mary Elizabeth Eastridge
  • Niece: Charlene Dickinson Gonzalez

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Ray I. Thomas of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter and Son in Law: Dr. Gail Thomas and Jim Moore of New York, NY
  • Many nieces and nephews

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to Cardinals Care or American Cancer Society

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Monday, October 24, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Bryan Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL

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