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November 17, 2018

3/21/2018 12:27:00 PM
Jean Thomas, 84, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

Jean Thomas drove a school bus 27 years

Jean Thomas, 83, of North Vernon died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett with the Rev. Dan Corbin and Rev. Gary Haines officiating. Family and friends may call at the church Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be at Tea Creek Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Mrs. Thomas was a 1953 graduate of Paris Crossing High School and was a school bus driver for Jennings County Schools for 27 years driving at Graham Creek Elementary School. She also drove the Versailles Shuttle and the wrestling team. She was a member of Commiskey Baptist Church where she played the piano. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed cooking at the fair booth to help raise money to build Commiskey Baptist Church. She also enjoyed watching cattle and dogs.

Born December 25, 1934, in Lovett, Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of James and Leona Mousa Morin. She married Dennis Edward "Denny" Thomas June 7, 1953, at Tea Creek Baptist Church and he preceded her in death March 18, 2002.

Survivors include a son, Don (Robin) Thomas of Lovett; daughter, Shirley (Rick) Lucas of Commiskey; brother, Ray Morin of North Vernon; sister, June (George) Corya of Commiskey; grandchildren, Larry Joe Risk and Justin Lucas, both of Lovett, DeAnna (Tony) Vincent of North Vernon, Mariah (Steven) Georges of Franklin, and McKinnley (Allison) Lucas of Commiskey; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Earl and Roe Morin; and sister, Joy Flack.

Memorials may be made to either Mercy Rescue and Adoption Inc. or Mercy Rescue and Adoption of Jennings County.

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Article comment by: Pam Monday

I am sorry for your loss. I used to ride her bus from the high school to Versailles school when I was in school, then rode on her daughter's bus after that. I know what it is to lose a parent. I am so sorry. My maiden name was Pam Cherry at that time.

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