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Joan Carolyn Thomas

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Joan Carolyn Thomas Obituary

HUDSON - JOAN CAROLYN THOMAS, age 76 years of Florida, formerly of Hudson, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, at her home. She was born on December 1, 1939, in Kendallville, IN, the daughter of Dale and Ruby (Frantz) Kresse. Joan married James V. Thomas on October 13, 1956, in Hudson and he survives. Together they owned and operated a petroleum distributorship, convenience stores, fuel stations, long haul trucking and running quarter and paint horses. She was a member of Open Door Bible Church. Joan enjoyed cooking, quilting, sewing and gardening.

Surviving Joan besides her husband, James is their two children, Bryan Thomas of Hillsdale and Shirley (Ivan) Taylor of Kinross, five grandchildren, Lisa Rozelle, Scott Rozelle, Danielle (David) Herrett, Emilly Thomas and Bethany Thomas, five great-grandchildren, Andrew, James, Steven, Nicolas and Morgan, a twin sister, Joyce (Don) Esterline of Adrian and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Kresse.

Graveside Services for Joan will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson with Pastor Bob Snyder officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 20, 2016
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