Bonnie Thomas

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Bonnie Thomas

December 06, 1928 - January 06, 2019

Bonnie Thomas Bonnie Lee Thomas, age 90, Joplin, Mo., passed away at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, at a local nursing center after an illness.
Bonnie was born December 6, 1928, in Marked Tree, Ark., to the late Luther M. Emmons and Frances Elizabeth Hosea Emmons and had lived in Joplin most of her life.
Bonnie attended grade school in Turrell, Ark., Hulbert High School, in West Memphis, Ark., and finished her education at Missouri Southern College, in Joplin. She worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia as the supervisor of the microfilm lab from 1950-1953. For 33 years, she was a custom drape maker at Sam's Drapery Shop. Bonnie also worked in the bakery at the former Skaggs Alpha Beta grocery store, SoFro and Cloth World. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Joplin and enjoyed quilting. Bonnie will be missed by all who knew her.
She married E.V. Thomas Jr. on December 15, 1946, in Hernando, Miss. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1988.
Bonnie was also preceded in death by a son, Robert V. Thomas, on December 8, 2018.
Survivors include her children, Binkie Brown and her husband, Jim, St. Charles, Mo., Charles E. Thomas, Buffalo, Mo., Kathy L. DeMint and husband, Art, Joplin, Ginger Gardner and husband, Brian, Joplin; a sister, Mary Isele, West Memphis; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Bonnie has been taken for cremation. She will be buried alongside her husband at the Springfield Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on January 20, 2019
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