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COUNCIL GROVE, REPUBLICAN, 26 August 1975
Obituary of PRESTON BARBER THOMAS
DEATH CLAIMS PRESTON THOMAS
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Preston Thomas, 74, Route 3, well-known retired farmer and stockman, died early this morning at the Morris county hospital, where he had been admitted Monday evening.

Son of the late Fred and Mabel Thomas, he had been a resident of this community all of his life. He was born May 30, 1901. Mr. Thomas retired as a farmer and stockman in 1973.

He was married in May, 1917, to Cletys Funk, who preceded him in death in December, 1929. He was married Feb. 18, 1931, to Ermal Hager, who survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Wynn Wood of Colorado Springs and Pauline Bowman of Alta Vista; one son, Dale Thomas, Newton; one brother, Fred Thomas, Dunlap; one sister, Rosina Waldorf, Mankato, Minn.; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Thomas was a member of the First Congregational church here. Services will be at the church Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. Miles Henry officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Chapel Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 o'clock. A memorial fund in his name has been established, with contributions to be sent to the Heart fund.
Transcribed and Contributed by Kenneth Thomas


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