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Barbara Ann Thomas

November 24, 1936 — December 20, 2016

Barbara Ann Thomas, 80, passed away on Tuesday (December 20, 2016) at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

She was born on November 24, 1936 in Newton, the daughter of Emma (Remp) and Leslie Gaiser. Barbara was raised in the Newton community and graduated with the class of 1954 from Newton High School.

On November 25, 1955, she married Jack B Thomas at the First United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas, where they lived for many years. Jack died on July 27, 1998.

Barbara went to work at Bunting Magnetics shortly after they began operating in Newton, she continued working there until retiring in 1988.

Barbara was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. She was also a charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary and held positions at the state and local offices.

She enjoyed time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will miss her dearly.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her spouse Jack; brother Lloyd Gaiser and a sister Virginia Sanderson.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Eric (Pam) Thomas, Newton and Randy (Nancy) Thomas, Moundridge; two daughters and their husbands, Cindy (Pete) Conlon, Newton and Valerie (Virgil) Davis, Hesston; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 1:00-8:00 P.M. with the family greeting from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Pastor Ron Kite will be presiding.

Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas

Memorial Donations may be made to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Foundation or American Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
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