Jeanette M. Thomas, 77, of Middleport OH , passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 with the comfort of her closest loved ones. She was born April 6th, 1940 in Gallipolis OH to the late Walter and Emmogene (Fruth) Crooks. Mrs. Thomas graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors in early childhood education and went on to be a school teacher for 24 years, and 3 years as an administrator at the Carleton School of special needs, where she touched the lives of many children. She also served 22 years on the Athens Meigs Educational Service Board. She loved playing piano, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Thomas was strong in her faith and touched many people in a deep and positive way. In her passing she leaves behind her husband, Daniel D. Thomas Sr. Two children, Daniel (Leah) Thomas II, Kathy (Paul) Dailey. A stepson, Jonathan (Taite) Pauley. Two Brothers, Gene (Nancy) Crooks, Edward (Judy) Crooks. Five grandchildren, Courtney (JD) Whittington, Lauren Dailey, Connor Thomas, Zachary Dailey, and Emerson Pauley. There step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Thomas, Taylor and Tanner Palmer. Two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Arya Whittington. And many loving and wonderful nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to thank Brenda Darst and her Adult group home staff for their kindness and support for Jeanette through this difficult time.
Family, friends, and others who lives were touched by Jeanette are welcomed to The Church of Christ in Middleport, Ohio on November 10th to celebrate her life. Calling hours will be 11:00am-1:00pm with funeral services to proceed after starting at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Middleport Church of Christ for their monthly community outreach free dinners.