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W.L.‘Tom’ ‘Dub’ Thomas

January 24, 2004

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— Services for W.L. "Tom" "Dub" Thomas, 78, Meriden, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Assembly of God Church north of Meriden. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born July 9, 1925, in Shallowater, Texas, the son of John Elmer and Bessie Clevenger Thomas. He moved to Meriden two years ago from McLouth, where he had lived since 1975.

Mr. Thomas was a miller for Seaboard Allied Milling Co. in Kansas City, Mo. He retired after 28 years of service.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, McLouth, American Legion Post No. 225, Ozawkie, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10815 in Meriden. He served nine years in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He married Betty Jean Funk on Sept. 17, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Kevin M., Spring Lake, N.C.; a daughter, Marla T. Rice, Meriden; three brothers, Frank, Tahoka, Texas, J.E., Hartwood, Va., and Vandon, Annandale, Va.; a sister, Martha McDowell, Adrian, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

A grandson died earlier.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Jefferson Assembly of God Church.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church of McLouth, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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