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Carol L. Thomas

Carol L. Thomas     “Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother”

SHARON CENTER, PA---Carol L. Thomas, 71, of Sharon Center, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Buffalo Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY after suffering a stroke.
     Born April 9, 1943 in Weidman, Michigan, she was a daughter of Charles and Agnes Grisdale Gross.  After her mother’s death, Carol was raised by her father and stepmother, Bea.  On May 25, 1964 in Stannards, she married Kenneth C. Thomas, who passed away on June 11, 2010.
     Carol was a graduate of Weidman High School.  She worked for a period of time at the cafeteria at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse.  For many years Carol was a housekeeper for numerous area families.  
     She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse and was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary.  Carol was known for her baking skills and her generosity to everyone.  She loved her beloved grand-dog Jethro, playing cards and crocheting.  Her greatest love was her family.  Each year she attended her family reunion in Michigan.
     Surviving are two sons, Christopher A. Thomas of Sharon Center and Kenneth C. “Buck” Thomas II of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Monica J. Thomas of Shinglehouse and Mare R. “Beckie” Thomas of Kingston, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Don Gross and Larry (Donna) Gross, both of Michigan; four sisters, Marilyn Losey, Joanne Cochran, Sandy (John) Strazanak, and Charl (Ron Fellows) Gross, all of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, stepmother, and husband, Carol was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Jackson and Patricia Klumpp; and three brothers, Robert Gross, Allen Gross and Jack Gross.
     At Carol’s request, there will be no public visitation.  A graveside memorial service will be held this summer in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse at a date and time to be announced.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
     Carol’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


A candle was lit in memory of Carol Thomas

Jerry and Evelyn Morris Dec 2 2018 12:00 AM

To Carol's Family, we are deeply sorry to hear of her passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Dewey & Tobie Swift Apr 3 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I will miss seeing Carol on my visits back home. She was a wonderful lady.

Gina Shall Mar 16 2015 12:00 AM

Our family was so sad to hear of Carol passing.  She was not only our longtime housekeeper, but also a good friend to my mom, dad, and our entire family. She was truly one of a kind but a good soul through and through.  

The Wormer (Elinor and Donald) Family

Sue Wormer Mar 16 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Carol was loved by everyone she knew. I will miss her.

Kay Mertsock Mar 15 2015 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to learn of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless.

Mike, Beth (Austin), and Eli Bell Mar 15 2015 12:00 AM

Many blessings to Carol. My mom loved her visits, their laughs and their failed fudge recipes!! God bless you.

Mugsie and Foggy Jones Mar 15 2015 12:00 AM

To all of Carol's family,
  My condolences to all of you!  May you take comfort in knowing that she's not suffering and that you will see her again one day.  Prayers for you during this difficult time.

Diane (Howard) Marsden Mar 15 2015 12:00 AM