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Mary Susan Thomas Zion

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:12 a.m. CST

Mary Susan Thomas, 88, of Zion died March 2, 2014, at her home in Greenfield.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Orient United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery. The Rev. Kathy Nutting will officiate. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. Memorials may be given to Care Initiative Hospice and Hill of Zion Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Mary Susan (Lynn) Thomas, daughter of Ethel (Burns) and Lloyd Lynn, was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Union Township, Adair County.

Mary Susan attended Zion Consolidated School and graduated in 1944.

On Oct. 7, 1945, Mary Susan married Gene Thomas at Hill of Zion Church in Zion.

Mary Susan was long time active member of Zion Church, where she taught Sunday school, Bible school and sang in the choir.

Mary Susan worked for many years as a CNA at the Creston Hospital and later was a caregiver in people’s homes.

Mary Susan is survived by her husband Gene; daughters, Lynn (Gary) Heinbuch of Fontanelle and Kay (Craig) Tracy of Bellevue; brother-in-law Orlo Wilmeth of Des Moines; sister-in-law Roberta Stoddard of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Garside, Kim (Joe) Heinbuch, Mathew (Marcine) Tracy, Michael (Sarah) Tracy, and Allysen (Peter) Bonifas; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Garside, Maura, Nolan, Ella, Lilliana and Elena Tracy, Hannah, Madelyn and Colin Tracy and Cal, Trace and Bryce Bonifas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary Susan was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Margaret Lynn and Irvin and Marjorie Lynn; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bernie Maher; sisters-in-law, Annadell Erb and Imogene Wilmeth; and brothers-in-law, Guy Erb and Lee Stoddard.

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