Sherry M. Thomas (1957 - 2012)

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WATERLOO – Sherry M. Thomas, 54 years old, of Waterloo, died on Saturday, Aug. 11, at her home following a sudden illness. She was born on October 13, 1957, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Archie Delmar and Joan Marlene (Fowlkes) Thomas, Sr. She graduated from high school in Independence, with the class of 1976. Ms. Thomas was a renovation and relocation specialist and housing inspector for the City of Waterloo. She retired in 2003. She attended the First Baptist Church in Independence. Ms. Thomas enjoyed her family and friends, flower gardening, and her dog, Katie. Most of her free time was filled with her second career, which was renovating older homes for resale.
Ms. Thomas is survived by two sons, Eric L. Thomas of Jesup, and William Welch of Waterloo, one granddaughter, Lillian Bagby of Evansdale, her parents, Joan and Archie Thomas, Sr., of Waterloo, two sisters, her twin, Terry Mochal and Karrie Holt, both of Waterloo, and two brothers, Howard (Diane) Thomas and Archie Thomas, Jr., both of Independence.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the First Baptist Church in Independence with Dr. David A. Larson officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery in Independence. Friends called for visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 13 to Sept. 1, 2012