Helen B. Thomas

October 18, 1924 - April 24, 2020
Helen B. Thomas

Helen B. Thomas, age 95, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Mt. Vernon, surrounded by her family. She was born October 18, 1924, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of Lester and Eileen (Passanen) Carr.

Helen served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. She volunteered at NRC for several years and was a member of the Ozark Prairie Presbyterian Church, of Mt. Vernon. Helen was a devoted wife, mother and grandma.

On October 17, 1948, she married David C. Thomas. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2016.

Helen is survived by three children, Sherry Curl and her husband, Steve, of Mt. Vernon, Larry Thomas and his wife, Marie, of Springfield, Missouri, and Sandra Gardner of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, Heather Thomas, Robby Dorser and his wife, Crystal, Stacy Stubblefield, Bradley Gardner and his wife, Jenny, Cory Truster, and her husband, Danny, Zachary Dorser and Renee Hill and her husband, David; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Richard Johnson and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Eileen, her husband, Col. David Thomas, one sister, Eleanor Gornick, one sister-in-law, Diane Johnson, and two grandsons, Neal Eubank and Jamie Gardner.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private family funeral service at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to any veterans organization in memory of Helen. Online condolences may be shared at this website.