Mary C. Thomas, 79

MAY 2, 1932-SEPT. 25, 2011

September 26, 2011
  • Mary C. Thomas
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Mary Catherine (Phillips) Thomas, 79, of Boonsboro, Md., passed peacefully from this life to the next on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born May 2, 1932, in Somerset County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Sara (Strawderman) Phillips.  

Her husband, Donald A. Thomas Sr., preceded her in death in 1990.

Mary was formerly employed for 25 years with H&R Block. She also worked at the Londontown Corp. factory in Boonsboro and at Montgomery Ward in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Boonsboro, where she was active with the women’s guild.

Mary was an avid Orioles fan, and she will be fondly remembered for her love of bus trips, crochet and needlework.  

She is survived by her daughter Judy K. Bowman, and husband, Herb, of Hagerstown; her son, Louis L. Thomas, and wife, Debbie, of Boonsboro; her sister, Ruth Ann Trimble of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; five grandchildren, Dawn Robison-Lefferts, Gina Zeger and Kyle Thomas, all of Hagerstown, and Nick and Travis Thomas of Boonsboro; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Andrea Robison, and Hannah Zeger, all of Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Donald A. Thomas Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Hemminger; two brothers, John and Charles Phillips; and her grandson, Eugene W. Bowman.

A funeral ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 33 Potomac St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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