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  • Betty Jo Thomas
    Betty Jo Thomas, age 84, of Benton, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Stonebridge Senior Living Center of Benton.


    Mrs. Thomas’ wishes were to be cremated.

    Graveside services will be held at a future date.

    Arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

    Betty Jo Thomas was born on January 4, 1933 in Benton, the daughter of Bert Reed and Ada (Snitchler) Reed. She married Jack L. Thomas, Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1998.

    Mrs. Thomas worked as a cook at Kewpee Café, she would later work at Turco in Du Quoin, and most recently, until she retired, worked at Bennett’s Restaurant in Benton.

    She is survived by her three children: Terry Thomas of Benton, Jack Thomas and wife Mary of Benton, Sabrina Marcelin of Langdon, ND; seven grandchildren: Sabrina Thomas, Jakcob Thomas, Brandy Souser, Josh Marcelin, Jason Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Jessica Thomas; eleven great-grandchildren: Dillon Bishop, Alexus Bishop, Anthony Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Madison Thomas, Laney Thomas, Payton Thomas, Ronin Souser, Aven Souser, Lexi Marcelin, Bailey Marcelin; and three nephews David Trusty, Tim Lampley, Tom Lampley, and a cousin Jamie Auten.

    Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Keith Thomas, a brother Carl Reed, and a sister Shirley Trusty.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Betty Jo Thomas, to be used to assist with her cremation services, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

    To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Mrs. Betty Jo Thomas, visit www.lpfuneralhome. com

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