E. Jane Thomas, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Mercy Hospice, in Johnston, Iowa. A visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, from 9:00 - 11:00 am with funeral services commencing at 11:00, with a luncheon to follow.
Jane was born June 18, 1936, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Edith (Holmes) and Jesse Bowman. She married Charles (Chod) Thomas on June 24, 1961.
She worked at Cassiday Refrigeration for many years doing general office duties. Jane also worked for Northwest Steel Erection until 2004 when she retired to take care of her husband. In 1959 she started her second job (more like a second love) at Chucks Restaurant for Chuck and Elizabeth Bisignano. In 2005 after years away, Jane returned to Chucks to help out her dear friend Linda Bisignano out. Which acutally turned into Linda helping Jane during Chod’s passing. She continued waitressing or a more accurate term would be social butterflying until Linda’s death in 2013.
Jane is survived by her children Denise Thacker of Des Moines, Iowa, John Thomas of Broomfield, CO, Chuck (Deanna) Thomas of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Elizabeth, Amanda, Joe, Kevin, Nathan and Brian. Great-grandchildren Ryan, Mary, Joey, Maddie, Emily, Megan, Jani, Dylan, Zoey and Giovanni; siblings Mary Blile of Ankeny, Iowa; brother-in-law Darwin Thomas Sr of Des Moines, Iowa; Also left to cherish her memory her faithful dog Molly, whom she called her “Girlfriend”. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, in-laws Hazel and Arthur Thomas, Brothers Bob, Ralph, Roy and twin brother Jesse; Sisters Maxine, Martha, JoAnn Velma, Thelma, Johns wife Julie, Granddaughter Kristen, brother-in-law Donald Thomas and his wife Marie, sister-in-law, Lois Thomas.
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