Dorothy R. Thomas, 83, of 6 Lindsey Avenue Danville PA where she had resided
since 2001 and formerly of 501 W. Market Street Danville PA died Thursday,
August 14, 2008 at Nottingham Village Nursing Center in Northumberland PA.
She was born March 21 1925 in Elysburg PA the daughter of the late Charles
A. and Catherine A. Leisenring Richard.
graduated from Ralpho Township High School in 1943 and Geisinger School of
Nursing in 1946. She was employed for a few years by Geisinger Medical
Center Danville PA.
was married for 40 years to the late Donald M. Thomas who preceded her in
death August 8 1987. They were married June 7 1947.
Thomas was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Danville PA where she taught
Sunday School and weekday Church School. Her greatest enjoyment was
spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She also
enjoyed sewing and cooking.
survived by three sons; Richard C. Thomas and his wife Sandy of Murraysville
PA; Charles L. Thomas and his wife Linda of Austin TX and John L. Thomas and
his wife Wendi of Richboro PA and one daughter; B. J. Thomas McMillan and
her husband William of Norman OK. Also surviving are seven grandchildren;
Christine, Bret, Donald M., Julie, John, Justin and Stephanie and one
great-grandson Graeme. She is also survived by one sister Carol McLean of
Reston VA. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by one brother Donald G. Richard in January of 2008.
friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday August 18,
2008 at 11:00AM from Trinity Lutheran Church 215 E Market Street Danville
PA with her pastor the Reverend Michael A. Greenauer officiating. Burial
will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA. Friends will be received
from 9:00 AM until the time of service in the chapel of the church.
Memorial contributions may be madeto either Trinity Lutheran Church or The
American Cancer Society Montour Unit 1948 E 3rd Street
Williamsport PA 17701. Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski
Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.