Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mary Catherine Thomas, 74, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Barry County, the daughter of Delmar and Verna Mae (Jones) Cantrell. On Sept. 5, 1953, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to George "Junior" Thomas, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: one son, Robert Thomas and his wife, Julie, of Cassville; two daughters, Brenda Bateman and her husband, Mike, of Cassville, and Linda Aldridge and her husband, James, of Exeter; one brother, Joe Robert Cantrell, of Springfield; one sister, Myra Callaway, of Exeter; eleven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren

She received her education in Exeter, where she graduated from high school. She was employed at the garment factory in Monett as a seamstress and then worked for Jumping Jacks, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Cassville.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) in Victory Baptist Church, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Russell Bishop conducted the services. Burial was at Concord Cemetery, Exeter.

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