Bloomington - Inez Lorraine Thomas, 94, died at 11:50AM, Saturday, February 11, 2017, at her granddaughter's home in Heyworth.
Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Rev. Terry Strom officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.
Internment will be at Hudson Township Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials may be made to Advocate BroMenn Hospice Care or The Baby Fold.
She was born August 5, 1922, in Mt. Sterling, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles and Edith Vogel. She married Raymond "Jack" Thomas on February 3, 1938.
Survivors include one daughter, Jody White of Heyworth; five grandchildren, Tari (Bryan) Davis, of Heyworth, Angie (Mark) Pommier, of Colorado, Beth (Rick) Hanson, of Kankakee, Jeff (Kim) White, of Vermont, and Lance (Sherry) Babington, of Florida. Also surviving are one sister, Juanita Martin, of Wisconsin, twelve great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Patricia Ann Babington, one infant son, Raymond, one infant granddaughter, two brothers, Charles and Robert Vogel, and one son in-law, Ron.
Inez and her husband owned and operated the A&W Rootbeer Stand on South Main St. starting in 1963, followed by Mr. T's Fine Quality Foods. They retired from the restaurant business in 1983. Inez went on to work for Miller's True Value for ten years until they closed, followed by Peggy's Hallmark for seven years. She retired at the age of 85.
Jack and Inez had a great love of dance wherever and whenever they found a chance to do it. They enjoyed a life of traveling, love, and laughter. They especially enjoyed any time spent spoiling their grandkids. Inez knew no strangers and always had coffee, cookies, conversation, and a game of cards waiting for anyone who visited. She will be greatly missed by all those she is leaving behind, but we know she is already dancing with her darling again.
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
10:00 AM (CST)
Trinity Lutheran Church
801 S. Madison
Bloomington, IL 61701
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