OBITUARY

Olivia Isabella Thomas

July 9, 1999May 4, 2021
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Olivia Isabella Thomas, 21, of Belton, Missouri died on Wednesday, May 4, 2021 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, after an automobile accident on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Olathe, Kansas. Born Christopher William Thomas on July 9, 1999, in Overland Park, Kansas, she was the daughter of Ralph S. and Dawn Jarboe Thomas. Christopher attended Belton High School until 2016, then later blossomed as Olivia, starting her transition to her authentic self in late 2020. She worked as an electrical repair technician for The Repair Shack and FSI Staffing. She also enjoyed cooking, classic rock music, and fantasy role-playing games. She is survived by her parents Ralph and Dawn Thomas of Belton, along with her siblings: sister Catherine Thomas Cox and her husband Brett Cox of Belton, brother Zachary and his wife Jessica Thomas of Kansas City, sister Maeghan Thomas and her partner Anna Zuercher of Seattle, and brother Robert Thomas of Belton.

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    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Monica Porto

May 12, 2021

Olivia, When I think of you, it comes to my mind something about your eyes - they smile - your hug? Just the best!
I guess now you are ready for the big journey and I really hope you enjoy and be sure all of us from here will always be thinking of you and will take care of ourselves. And one day we will all be together again, longing for your hug!
Fly high, Olivia! 🙏
Love you! 🌷💗

Kalani Stranathan

May 12, 2021

We played fighting games together for a few years and I had always loved Olivia's humor. She and I were both awful at the games, but her positivity was infectious and inspired me to keep trying.

Michael Dickerson

May 12, 2021

Some of my earliest and best memories are with Olivia, playing card games and having LAN parties until the sun came back up, set up at the dinner table or the living room or anywhere else we could stake a claim. She did the most work out of anyone I know in getting me to come out of my shell and enjoy life. Thank you so much for bringing such a loving soul into the world, and for the hospitality that enabled those memories.

Montana Nicholson

May 11, 2021

I didn't know Olivia for long, but I loved the short time we got to spend together. Olivia and I were exploring the possibility of a romantic relationship and for our first date we went to Heritage Park and took a walk around the lake to get to know each other. She told me about how her interview for her new job went earlier that day and she seemed really excited about her new job. After we sat on a bench for a while, it was time for each of us to go. Before I got in my car, I asked if she wanted a hug. She gave me one of the tightest hugs I've ever gotten, and I appreciated it so much. For the next week and a half, we had hung out about every other day. The night before she got into the car wreck, we had arranged to go get dinner that Thursday. I just never thought I wouldn't get the chance to see her again. Attached is one of the last photos she sent me, her profile pic that one of her friends drew for her.

Elizabeth Ferguson

May 7, 2021

I have so many memories of Olivia coming through the library. It was years ago, but I'll especially never forget that coding workshop. Pro tip: never assume you know more than your audience, especially when you have audience members like Olivia. She was brilliant, and I'm so happy I knew her.
So much love to the family.

Dawn Thomas

May 7, 2021

I will be forever grateful for the many memories of my sweet baby girl Olivia. Just 2 days before her accident she came to get her laundry and on her way our she out the baskets down on the front porch to give me one of her famous bear hugs. It was a very windy and and her baskets of clean laundry was blown over into the front lawn. We laughed as she shook out her clothes to remove the leaves and commented that at least it wasn't muddy. Olivia had come over not only to pick up her laundry but to show me her hair which a friend had highlighted and curled for her in preparation for her first day of work the next day. I'll never forget her sheer excitement as she bounded down the stairs put her laundry in her trunk and went off I think to meet with a friend and also to make the final preparations for her first day of work. Obviously I didn't know this would be the last time I would see my baby alive but I'm so glad that we have a practice of always saying we love each other.

Sincee Farris

May 6, 2021

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts a prayers.

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