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Nancy Jo (Short) Thomas

December 1, 1946 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 70)

Nancy Jo Thomas, 70, of 1804 Winston Drive, Saint Marys, died 5:11 A.M. Friday, September 22, 2017, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 1, 1946, in Lima, the daughter of  Bud and Mary (Clay) Short.

She married Donald E. Thomas, Sr. of November 30, 1968, in Harrod, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2015.

She is survived by her children: Donald E. (Gary O’Connor) Thomas, Jr. of Silver Spring, Maryland; Gary (Pamila) Thomas of Fort Meade, Maryland; Michelle (Gary) Roby of Saint Marys; Mark (Lori) Thomas of Saint Marys; Toni (Matt) Finke of Saint Marys; Laura (Jimmy) Martinez of East Northport, New York.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Dawn Thomas; Jill Vanmeter; Jenna Roby; Nikki Thomas; Dave Thomas; Nicholas Martinez; Jennifer (Jeff) Kunk; Ronald Carson. She is survived by her great-grandchildren: Justin, Owen, Charlee and Kenzee.

She is survived by her siblings: Billie Lou (Joe Glick) Judjek of Lima; Keith (Julie) Klinefelter of Hamilton, Ohio; by her great-nephews: Gage and Carter Butler; by a sister-in-law, Nikki (Earl) Jones of Wapakoneta; by a nephew, Buddy Butler; a niece, Tara Klinefelter.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bud Short, who died when Nancy was a young girl. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Clay) Short Klinefelter, and her step-father, Walter Klinefelter. Her husband, Don, preceded her in death.

Nancy was a graduate of Celina High School, and Wright State University Lake Campus. She had worked at Huffy Manufacturing and also the Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was attending the First Church of the Nazarene in Saint Marys.

Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Rev. Tim Smith, officiant. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to either Truckers for Christ Ministries or Putnam County Hospice.

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 Service Information

September 26, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home, Ohio 703 West Chapel
1605 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885

Funeral Rites
September 27, 2017

10:30 AM
Miller Funeral Home, Ohio 703 West Chapel
1605 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885

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