Mary Pearl Thomas
December 26, 1940 – November 28, 2018
Mary Pearl (Schmid - Kreger) Thomas, 77 of Antioch, Illinois was received by her Heavenly Father to her eternal kingdom home on November 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Mary was born in Chicago Illinois and grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. She was a graduate of Libertyville High School, Class of 1958.
Mary was employed with Baxter Healthcare in Round Lake, Illinois for twenty-two years. She and her husband Ken also owned and managed several rental properties throughout Lake County Illinois. She was very active working with her husband participating in Beanie Baby shows and sales when they were popular. Mary had a great love of travel and enjoyed meeting people and new experiences. Once fully retired, Mary and her husband Ken travelled extensively throughout the world. Mary was a devout Christian who was an active member of The Village Church of Gurnee. She enjoyed studying the Bible and was a serious student most of her adult life. Her greatest ambition in life was to share the word of God and assist others in finding their salvation. She volunteered her time for many years, along with her husband Ken, to Teen Mothers Choice International. They also traveled to India to assist orphan children and meet their “adopted” children. They assisted them financially and morally with their nursing education in order that they be able to help themselves and in turn, their community.
Mary is survived by her brother Ronald Schmid (Lynn) and sister Theresa (Paul) Gilio, son Brian R. (Catherine) Kreger, son Kevin (Kimberly) Kreger, daughter Patricia (Charles) Reichenbach, daughter Christine (Theodore) Montemayor, son Kenneth (Angela) Thomas and son Robert (Numthini) Thomas. Mary and Ken were blessed with seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Schmid, mother Iona Schmid (Treat), husband Kenneth E. Thomas, brother Roger Schmid, and grandson Brian Kreger Jr.
A Celebration of Life will take place on January 5, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Village Church of Gurnee located at 1319 Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL. Visitation starting at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Teen Mothers Choice International or the Kindred Life Ministry.