Virginia Thomas (1925 - 2014)

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Virginia Thomas

Virginia Mae "Gina" Thomas, 89, of Granite City, Ill., born April 19, 1925, in Glen Carbon, Ill., passed away at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

Gina retired from Dron Electric in 1986 after 27 years of service. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, playing cards and being with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Thomas, whom she married on April 6, 1946, in Collinsville, Ill., and who died June 24, 1973; her parents, Frances and Bertha, nee Scheibal, Mateyka; four brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Susie (Jan) Poneta of Collinsville, Ill., and Beth (Michael) Kinsella of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; two sons, William (Janet) Thomas of Springfield, Ill., and David H. (Patty) Thomas of Granite City, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, Scott Harris, David (Tricia) Harris, Jiniffer Konuch, Jessica (Les) Nunes), William "Billy" Thomas, Michael (Mary) Kinsella, Kaitlyn Kinsella, Bridget Coleman, Christopher Coleman, Hannah Harris, Tricia Byrd, Zachary Mason, Makayla Mason, Angela Poneta and Michael Poneta; 11 great-grandchildren, Ashley Harris, Matthew Harris, Carlie Konuch, Sophia Kinsella, Madelyn Kinsella, Drew Nunes, Dalton Nunes, Isaac and Ezra Poneta and Daya and Jalya Poneta; four great-great-grandchildren, Brody Cheek, Elsie Cheek, Abel Cheek and Mia Brown; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved best friend, Velma Tewell.

Memorials may be made to or Gateway Hospice. Online information and guest book may be found at

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the funeral home.

Funeral Home
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
3939 Lake Drive Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 931- 3939
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 5, 2014
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