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Robert K. Thomas

April 12, 1928May 13, 2021
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Robert K. Thomas, 93 of Markle and most recently of Wolcottville, passed away on May 13, 2021 at Orchard Pointe Health Campus. Bob was a 1946 graduate of East Union Center High School. He was a lifetime farmer in Wells County. For 27 years, he drove a school bus for Northern Wells County School Corporation and spent 35 years employed with International Harvester. Bob was a member of Markle United Methodist Church and as well as a former member of the UAW. He loved music, sweets, bird watching, driving his boat or anything with a steering wheel and a seat, watching kids play basketball, baseball or softball and eating garden fresh fruits or vegetables. Bob was born on April 12, 1928 in Markle, the son of the late Vaughn K. and Sadonna I. (Platt) Thomas. He was united in marriage to Martha Jean Terry on November 25, 1951 in Columbia City. They recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. Martha Jean survives. Additional survivors include his daughter, Jill Dougherty of Wolcottville; his sister, Jean Kleinschmidt of Michigan City, IN; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son: Jerry D. Thomas and his two brothers: William Thomas and Richard Thomas. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle, Indiana. Due to medical circumstances Martha Jean will only be at the memorial service on Saturday. Memorial service to be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for masks, social distancing and social gathering limits. Interment will be at the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville. Memorial donations can be made out to Norwell Music Department or Zanesville Lions Club Ball Park both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

  • FAMILY

  • Martha Jean (Terry) Thomas, Wife
  • Jill and Kurt Dougherty, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Jean Kleinschmidt, Sister
  • Jerry D. Thomas, Son (deceased)
  • Vaughn K. and Sadonna I. (Platt) Thomas, Parents (deceased)
  • William Thomas, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard Thomas, Brother (deceased)
  • Five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Norwell Music Department
  • Zanesville Lions Club Ball Park

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 21, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Robin Phllips

May 19, 2021

My condolences to the family I always enjoyed talking to Bob and Granny when they visited my restaurant and actually throughout my whole life

Steve Botts

May 19, 2021

Bob, here was a man I thought actually lived at my grandparents, Don McBride's farm. He seemed to be there all the time and every time I saw him he always was sitting high upon his tractor with a big beaming smile. I havent seen Bob in so many years, but certainly had never forgotten him. Bob thank you for the memories , you lived a long wealthy life, now its time to put that tractor away and let someone else plow the fields and raise the crops! May you rest in forever peace, you will be missed sir.

Bruce Myers

May 17, 2021

Martha Jean, Jill and all the Thomas family.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Bob lived a long life and left a beautiful legacy for the family and the Markle area. I loved all the pictures you posted on the funeral home website, it told the family history pretty good and I'm sure brought back a lot good memories. I pray that God's Peace will sustain all of you through this difficult time.
Bruce Myers

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Shades!!!

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Park outing

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Jerry’s first Easter

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Shades!!!

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Park outing

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Jerry’s first Easter

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Teaching fine dining skills to Jerry!

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