Marjorie Ruth Thomas, 89, of Brazil, passed away April 12, 2016, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, in Knightsville.
Marjorie was born October 1, 1926, in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of James and Lola (Love) Smith. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1944. Marjorie attended business school for a period of time before becoming a stenographer and court reporter for Judge Stewart. She also worked as a secretary for several local attorneys and for Mayor Dave Hunter, additionally Marjorie served as the Clay County Clerk for two terms.
Marjorie was a member of 1st Christian Church and the YMCA Silver Sneakers, in Brazil. She enjoyed attending the retired courthouse employees luncheons, volunteering at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital Gift Shop, working outside, and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Eugene “Gener” Thomas, whom she married February 12, 1949; two sisters, Martha Jean McGranahan and Betty Huffman; and two brothers, Don Smith and Jim Smith.
Survivors include her daughter Candy Brown and husband Eric of Santa Clarita, California; two grandsons, Chad Brown and Gregory Brown (Cecy); great-granddaughter Ana; sister Ann Griffin of Indianapolis, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.
Services will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue, Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 11:00am, with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Friday, April 15, 2016, from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the YMCA Silver Sneakers, 225 East Kruzan Street, Brazil, IN 47834 or the 1st Christian Church, 1875 US-40, Brazil, IN 47834. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.