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Barbara Joy Thomas

January 20, 1939 January 21, 2019
Barbara Joy Thomas
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Obituary for Barbara Joy Thomas

A celebration of life for Barbara Joy Thomas, 80, of Aberdeen, SD will begin at 4:00pm, Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Spitzer-Miller Fellowship Hall. A Remembrance Service will be held at 5:00pm with food and fellowship to follow at 6:00pm. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Northville, SD, at a later date. Barb died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

The family prefers memorials to Avera at Home in Aberdeen.

Barbara Joy Thennis was born on January 20, 1939 to Arliss and Deloris (Knutson) Thennis in Britton, SD. She grew up and attended school in Langford, SD. She worked at Taylor Laundry, Northwestern Bell, and St. Lukes Hospital.

On June 22, 1957 Barbara married James Thomas in Aberdeen, SD. This is where they made their home and Barbara was a stay at home mom. She was an incredible cook and made the best Special-K bars. Barbara enjoyed attending her children’s sports games, helping them with homework and joining them for family fun night at the Moose.

Barbara enjoyed planning and attending family gatherings. She loved word scramble, cross-word puzzles, board games, coloring, bingo, and listening to country music.

Grateful for having shared Barbara’s life are her children: Kim (Greg) Kirnan, Aberdeen, Kevin Thomas, Aberdeen, Rick Thomas, Jacksonville, FL, and Brian (Adriana) Thomas, Bartlett, IL; grandchildren: John (Casey) Kirnan, Jennifer (Travis) Feltman, Andrew Thomas, Tabitha Thomas, Raquelle Maa, and Zachary Maa; great-grandchildren: Caden, Katie, Abby, Nick, Riley, and Hudson; and siblings: Jim (Jan) Thennis, Judy (Jim) Dolney, and Shirley (Mike) Wolf.

Preceding Barbara in death are her husband James Thomas; parents, Arliss and Deloris Thennis; siblings: JoAnne Banik and Linda Hart.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

24

Jan

4:00 PM 1/24/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/24/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Fellowship Hall

1111 S. Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Supper and Fellowship at 6:00PM

Spitzer-Miller Fellowship Hall
1111 S. Main Street Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Time of Remembrance

Thursday

24

Jan

5:00 PM 1/24/2019 5:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Fellowship Hall

1111 S. Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Fellowship Hall
1111 S. Main Street Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Memorial Contribution

Avera@Home Hospice

201 S Lloyd St #210W
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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