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THOMAS, Nina Sue 1933 - 2020


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/22/2020 at 17:06:31

"The Southeast Iowa Union / Fairfield Ledger"
Monday, November 9, 2020
Page 6


Nina Sue THOMAS, 87, of Batavia, Iowa, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa, after her final battle with cancer. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield with Pastor Danny Cary officiating. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn during the service. Burial will be held in the Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, Iowa, immediately following the service. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home in Fairfield. The family will not be present during this time. Memorial contributions in Nina's honor may be directed to the Batavia Public Library. Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Nina Sue DANIELS THOMAS was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Downing, Mo., to Earl and Mary RICHARDS DANIELS. She graduated from Batavia High School in 1952. Nina married Gene THOMAS on April 12, 1952, at the Batavia Methodist church. To this union, they had three children, Phil, Teresa and The Brat (A.K.A Mark). She was always active with her children being a den Mmther (sic) in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She taught Sunday school for years. The moment she was most proud of was when she received her diploma to be a certified nurse. She had a creative touch, be it knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, painting or anything to do with crafts. The one legacy she left for her family was how to fight, being a four-time survivor of cancer (stage 4 twice). Nina did this with faith, family and friends. She loved the outdoors, always growing flowers, plants, and taking care of the birds, especially the hummingbirds. Her true calling was as matriarch of a large brood, be it her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or their children or whomever she took under her wings. She always said that worrying about all of us must have worked because 9 times out of 10, nothing happened.

Nina was preceded in death by her true love and husband of 67 years, Gene; two sisters and their husbands, Vena (Dave) HUGHELL and Roberta (Glen) BATE; her parents and her in-laws, Bob and Edith THOMAS; a brother-in-law, Ralph "Butch" BAKER, and her most beloved aunt and uncle, Pearl and Dal DAVIS.

Nina is survived by her three children, Dr. Phil (Debra) THOMAS of Vinton, Iowa, Theresa (Jim) HOLLINGSWORTH of Marion, Iowa, and Mark (The Brat) THOMAS of Batavia, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also cherished by her many nieces, nephews, many friends, her in house nurse Jamie HOWE, who we adopted as another grandchild, and Judy Dovico, her book buddy who kept her well supplied with her favorite books.

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