Louise Thomas

Thomas, Louise (nee Knapp), a long-time Kirkwood resident and retired Kirkwood School District Teacher, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 21, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Dr. Lewis R. Thomas. Loving mother of Susan Thomas and Jeff (Dolly) Thomas and grandmother of Alexandra and Sophie Thomas. Dear sister of Ruth McKean, Nancy (Tom) Neilson, and Thomas (Patricia) Knapp. Aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews. Louise was born in Bradford, PA, graduated from Bloomsburg State College in 1961, the same year she married Lewis. She earned a Master's Degree from Ball State in 1967, and after living in Indiana and Ohio settled in Kirkwood in 1976. Louise enjoyed an active church life at First Presbyterian Church, PEO Membership, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Her pies were notoriously delicious and her giggle infectious! Services: Memorial Service Thursday July 24th, 2pm at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lewis R. Thomas Scholarship Endowment at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, attn: Advancement Office, 616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. www.boppchapel.com


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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 23, 2014