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RUTH JOYCE THOMAS

July 29, 1937 January 5, 2020
RUTH JOYCE THOMAS
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Ruth Joyce (Childress) Thomas passed away on Sunday January 5th, 2020. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 29th, 1937 to the late George and Beulah Childress. She was preceded in death by two of her brothers, John and Joe Childress as well as grandson Brennan Thomas. She leaves behind her beloved husband Wayne Thomas, sons Jeff Thomas (Kent Shaw), Rod Thomas (Kim) and daughter Susan Remley (Robert), grandchildren Jessica Marsh (Jason), Kristen Holbrook (Kent), Rachel Ulrich (Skyler), Joshua Bray, Daniel Bray, Jena Remley, Madeline Remley, and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves her siblings; Beatrice Brown, Edna Mullins, Christine Hall, Mattie Erion, Dan Childress and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was a graduate of Holmes High School class of 1955. It was in high school where she met the love of her life Wayne. They were married soon after graduation and began a journey for 63 years of wedded bliss and happy family life together. Ruth loved working. She started her working career as the secretary of the Hebron and Burlington Elementary schools. In 1974 she decided to get her Real Estate license and work with her husband Wayne. She remained an active Real Estate Agent for 43 years, representing some of the largest and most respected companies in Northern Kentucky. Ruth received numerous awards for her sales results and customer service. Ruth loved her family and friends dearly. She was the center of family celebrations and made everyone feel special when they were with her. She spread nothing but love and kindness. We all feel privileged to have known her and she left us all with a better knowledge of the importance of family and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 12-2PM with funeral services following at 2PM at Stith Funeral Homes, Florence. Burial will be in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Diabetes Association 4555 Lake Forest Dr. # 396, Blue Ash, OH 45242.


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Visitation

Thursday

9

Jan

12:00 PM 1/9/2020 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/9/2020 2:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Service

Thursday

9

Jan

2:00 PM 1/9/2020 2:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hebron Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

3140 Limaburg Road
Hebron, KY 41048

3140 Limaburg Road Hebron 41048 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

4555 Lake Forest Dr. #396
Blue Ash, OH 45242

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
PO Box 1000, Dept. 142
Memphis, TN 38101-9908
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