Pauline Reese Thomas, 92

May 05, 2010
  • Pauline Reese Thomas, 92

OCT. 28, 1917-MAY 3, 2010

BOONSBORO - Pauline Reese Thomas, 92, longtime resident of Boonsboro, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 28, 1917, in Beaver Creek, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Spessard) Reese.

Her husband of 27 years, George H. Thomas, died in 1969.

Pauline was an active member at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, where she served as treasurer for 25 years and had also been the president of the Mission Society, now known as the United Methodist Women. She also was a children's Sunday school instructor.

During her children's time at the Boonsboro schools, she was an active member of the PTA and served as president. She also supported the Band Boosters.

Mrs. Thomas worked as a hairdresser in her younger years and was employed at Pangborn, where she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II. In later years, Pauline managed Thomas and Son's in Boonsboro until her retirement in 1982.


She loved to travel and was also a proud volunteer "Flower Lady" at Washington County Hospital for more than 15 years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Ann M. Keyfauver and her husband, Carroll, of Middletown, Md., and Carolyn S. Eden and her husband, Gary, of Champaign, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Lorraine E. Thomas of Boonsboro; her niece, Luana M. Goodwin of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, Stephen D. Keyfauver and his wife, Jodi, of Middletown, Amy M. Keyfauver of Frederick, Robert D. Eden and his wife, Shannon, of Savoy, Ill., Laura A. Lang and her husband, Joshua, of Normal, Ill., and Katherine J. Eden of Oxford, England; and seven great-grandchildren, Xylea G., Maddox D.L. and Lilliana F. Keyfauver of Middletown, Abigail J. Eden of Savoy, and Emma G., Noah A., and Alexander J.G. Lang, all of Normal. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services will be Friday, May 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, P.A., 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

The Rev. Robert G. Brennan will officiate. Interment will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit at the funeral home beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Online condolences may be offered at http://www.bast

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