OBITUARY

Peggy Thomas

October 7, 1944April 24, 2019
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Peggy (Margaret) Ruth Thomas, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

Peggy was born October 7, 1944, in Canton, Ohio to Otto Eugene and Mary (Beatty) Neel. She graduated from Lehman High School in 1962 and went on to graduate from Timken Mercy with her License Practical Nursing (LPN) degree on May 2, 1967. She married Christopher C. Thomas on February 18, 1967. Together they have three children and shared 52 years of love, family, and countless memories.

Peggy worked as an LPN at Timken Mercy Medical Center for over 35 years caring for others. She was a devoted Christian and member of her church, Zion Lutheran in North Canton, for over 45 years where she volunteered her time to the church clothing closet and food pantry. Her infectious laugh and fun-loving personality was adored by all who met her. With her family she shared her passion, love and respect for the ocean. Peggy’s hobbies included reading, traveling, playing cards with friends and spending time with her family, mostly her grandchildren.

Peggy is survived by her devoted husband, Christopher C. Thomas, their three children: Stacey (Mike) Lessick, Chris (Cathy) Thomas and Mary (Chad) Kennedy; seven grandchildren: Allie, Madeline, Shawn, Carson, Heather, Isabella, and Abigail; two great grandchildren: Andrew and Penelope; her brother, Jim (Brenda) Neel: nephew, Jim (Stacy) Neel and their three daughters; niece, Michelle Neel; and countless cousins and extended family.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 12:00pm in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm, two hours before services at the funeral home. The family will receive family and friends at Zion Lutheran Church for a celebration of Peggy’s life with food and remembrances after the service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 29, 2019

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Emma Marvin

May 12, 2019

Hi,
I worked with Peggy at Mercy years ago. And went to Vegas with her and Mary and to Atlantic City. Good times. Peggy was a good person and a great nurse. I’m happy I had opportunity to know her. I’m so sorry for you loss.
Emma Marvin

Linda Ross

May 1, 2019

Dear Chris and family, our sincere condolence, peace and love, and fond memories of good times had with Peggy at Zion Lutheran life and times together. You are all in our hearts and prayers. In Christian love, Steve and Linda Ross

Jill Spitler

April 29, 2019

Peggy and I got to know each other better as cousins while working for the same hospital in Canton. Over many shared cups of coffee we commiserated and usually left each other laughing when we returned to work. Hugs and kisses!

Rita Hutcheson

April 28, 2019

My cousin, Peggy was born a few months before me. As we grew up, we spent a lot of time together getting into all sorts of things. We were fasinated with the local cemetery. We would spend hours walking, reading the stones and creating stories about the peoples lives. We both entered nursing school and spent our lives caring for others. Thanks for the precious memories. I will miss you. ❤

Flo Doyle

April 27, 2019

I will miss you terribly sweet cousin. You are now with my Mom and Dad and my Grandma Sarah and so many more relatives and friends. 💕💕💕💕

Jan Lessick

April 27, 2019

It is with much sadness saying goodbye to Peg. She was not only my son's mother-in-law . . . she was my friend! We clicked right away. She and Chris and Nick and I had so many wonderful vacations together at the Outer Banks with our families. I will treasure those memories forever! Rest in peace, dear friend! Save me a spot at the beach. I will dearly miss you!

Carol Krsus

April 27, 2019

Where do I begin to say goodbye to a best friend of 60 years. You don’t. Love you Peggy. See you soon 🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️😘😘 thank you GOD for bringing and keeping you in my life. ❤️❤️

KAY DAVIS

April 26, 2019

Dear Chris & Daughters:

it is with sadness that I pass my heartfelt sympathies to each of you. Peg was certainly a special lady who always had a
smile and quick laugh. I missed seeing her when you moved to Columbus. She took such good care of my husband, John, at Mercy Hospital some 14 years ago.

Peace and comfort for each of you!

In Christian Love,
Kay Davis

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Biography

Peggy (Margaret) Ruth Thomas, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

Peggy was born October 7, 1944, in Canton, Ohio to Otto Eugene and Mary (Beatty) Neel. She graduated from Lehman High School in 1962 and went on to graduate from Timken Mercy with her License Practical Nursing (LPN) degree on May 2, 1967. She married Christopher C. Thomas on February 18, 1967. Together they have three children and shared 52 years of love, family, and countless memories.

Peggy worked as an LPN at Timken Mercy Medical Center for over 35 years caring for others. She was a devoted Christian and member of her church, Zion Lutheran in North Canton, for over 45 years where she volunteered her time to the church clothing closet and food pantry. Her infectious laugh and fun-loving personality was adored by all who met her. With her family she shared her passion, love and respect for the ocean. Peggy’s hobbies included reading, traveling, playing cards with friends and spending time with her family, mostly her grandchildren.

Peggy is survived by her devoted husband, Christopher C. Thomas, their three children: Stacey (Mike) Lessick, Chris (Cathy) Thomas and Mary (Chad) Kennedy; seven grandchildren: Allie, Madeline, Shawn, Carson, Heather, Isabella, and Abigail; two great grandchildren: Andrew and Penelope; her brother, Jim (Brenda) Neel: nephew, Jim (Stacy) Neel and their three daughters; niece, Michelle Neel; and countless cousins and extended family.