Barbara H. Thomas
April 27, 1937-September 7, 2021
Barbara Helen Thomas, age 84 on Ypsilanti, passed away the morning of Tuesday September 7, 2021 at home.
Barbara was born April 27, 1937 in Garrett, IN to the late Robert and Hermine (DePew) Meyer. She married Gerald Thomas on June 1, 1957. Sadly, he passed away in June of 2014. Barbara earned her High School Diploma upon graduation from Avilla High School. She was a homemaker all of her life, caring for her home and family that her and Jerry built.
Barbara was a member of both the Christian Women of St. Mary's, as well as St. Mary's Catholic Church. Barb devoted her life to caring for her family. She made holidays and ordinary days special. There was nothing more she loved than to spend time with her family and friends, particularly her dear grandchildren.
To cherish her memory, Barbara leaves two sons: Gerald (Arla) and Donald (Jennifer) Thomas; five daughters: Sheryle Thomas, Dianna (Michael Pesigan) Thomas, Linda (Dennis Bakker) Thomas, Rita (David) Brancheau, and Nannette (Steve) Johnson; one brother, Robert Meyer; sixteen grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Along with her parents and husband, Barbara is also preceded in death by her brother, Donald Meyer.
Family and friends may visit from 1pm-530pm on Thursday September 9, 2021 at Rupp Funeral Home, where a funeral service celebrating Barbara's life will be held at 530pm. Lorie Bronson, Pastoral Minister at St. Mary Catholic Church, will officiate. In accordance with Barbara's wishes, cremation will follow.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Barbara's honor are asked to please do so to a charity they are passionate about.