Patricia (Patti) A. Thomas

Patricia (Patti) A. Thomas passed away peacefully in her home early Wednesday morning, April 14, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

She was born August 2, 1954 in Michigan, though she was raised in Brazil, Indiana, where she remained for the rest of her life. She retired last December from Clay Community Schools after working 18 years at Jackson Township Elementary.

She was preceded in death by her father, Chet Smith.

She is survived by her mother, Judy Smith; daughter Andrea Lugar (son-in-law Matt, grandchildren Hayden and Chloe); daughter Alicia Hardesty (son-in-law Brad, grandchild Bryson); son Shawn Thomas (daughter-in-law Abbey, grandchildren Tylee, and Lincoln); sister Penny Schad (brother-in-law Bill, niece Greta Binette, nephew-in-law Joe, niece Tisha Glenn, nephew-in-law Matt, great-niece Cora); brother David Smith (sister-in-law Lisa, niece Kascha, nephew Kaleb).

A calling will take place on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:00am, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Thompson of First Baptist Church, where Patti was a member, officiating. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 96th St #100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Visit to share a memory.