Mary Lou Ross Thomas, 77, of Cynthiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at her residence.
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Born Sept. 17, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Ottis C. and Nannie Godbey Ross. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother. Her family was her life's work. She was a talented artist, with an exceptional eye for beauty and art, was a voracious reader who loved history, nature and travel, leading her family on many happy trips around the country. Her depth of knowledge of American history ranged from colonial America, World War II and the Kennedy presidency, with a special affinity for the works of Thomas Jefferson and his home, Monticello. She was a Christian whose kindness, thoughtfulness, gentle nature, encouraging spirit, love and devotion to family will be deeply missed but always cherished and was a member of the Scott County Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her husband, whom she wed on Aug. 17, 1956, Bobby E. Thomas; daughter, Tanya Lou Thomas of Cynthiana; sons, Bobby E. Thomas Jr. (and wife, Patricia) of Georgetown and James S. Thomas (and wife, Lea) of Lexington; grandson, Liam James Thomas; sister, Carol Barker, and family pets, Sunshine, Sherlock and Allie.
She was preceded in death by an infant son; brother, Eugene Ross; and sister, Iva Dean Pittman.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 2 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. J.D. McDonald officiating. Burial followed in South Fork Cemetery.
Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Feb. 7, 2013