Bruce Thomas, 83

Bruce Lavon Thomas, age 83, of Edon, Ohio, died at 9:30 A.M. on July 23, 2014, at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, after an extended illness. Mr. Thomas worked in management for Kroger for ten years and then was a Regional Sales Manager for Super Value, retiring with thirty-four years of service. He was a member of the Edon United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School and was Sunday School Superintendent, and Edon Masonic Lodge #474. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, antiquing, and biking.

Bruce Lavon Thomas was born on August 21, 1930, in Edgerton, Ohio, to Orville B. and Margaret Mae (Varner) Thomas. He married V. Imogene Kuttler on April 16, 1950, in Edon, Ohio, and she survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Michael L. (Jonalea) Thomas, of Petersburg, Michigan, and David Bruce (Kathy) Thomas, of Carmel, Indiana; three daughters, Patricia (Jeff) Schmees, of Fairfield, Ohio, Deborah G. (James P.) Hay, of Lowell, Michigan, and Ginny (Tom) Peterson, of Temperance, Michigan; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roger Thomas, of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandchild, one brother, Norman Blaine Thomas, and one sister, Judith Moore.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with a Masonic service at 7:30 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 11:00A.M. in the Edon United Methodist Church with Pastor Eric Burkhardt officiating. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Edon United Methodist Church.

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