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Thomas R. Thomas, 59, Iola, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at his home.

Thomas was born Dec. 22, 1953, in Lake Charles, La., the son of Lyman Thomas and Mary Lou (McElfresh) Thomas. He grew up in McPherson, and graduated from high school in Denver, Colo.

He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1976 to January 1996 as a nuclear machinist mate.

On March 23, 2002, Thomas married Rhonda L. Andres in Iola where they made their home.

He was a member of the Garnett V.F.W. Post and served as past commander of the LaHarpe V.F.W. and past District 2 commander.

Survivors are his wife, Rhonda Thomas; one daughter, Donna Baral and husband, Christopher, Derby, Conn.; his parents, L. Thomas “Tom” and Mary Lou Thomas, Glen Elder; one brother, Mike Thomas and wife, Sherry, Kansas City, Mo.; one sister Susan DeBey and husband, Dave, Downs; three grandsons Tony Thomas, Okla., Donovan Beck, Derby, Conn., and Marc Cardenas, Okla.; his mother-in-law, Marilyn Andres, Gas, two brothers-in-law, Rodney Andres and wife, Melissa, Gas and Rick Andres and wife, Tiffany, LaHarpe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas R. Thomas II and his father-in-law, Richard Andres.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Thomas R. Thomas Memorial Fund and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel.

Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com. 

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