Juanita “Snooky” Thomas
Juanita “Snooky” Thomas, 62, of Edgerton, passed away July 22, 2010, at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Juanita was born Sept. 30, 1947 in McArthur, Ark., to Oliver L. and Regina (Keeton) Ingle. She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission West.
Juanita married Vernon Charles Thomas on Nov. 21, 1966 in Olathe. They moved to Edgerton in 1966.
She helped her husband with the family business, “Pumpkins and Pines”, selling many Christmas trees over the years at the farm as well as selling produce at the Farmer’s Market.
Juanita was a loan processor for seventeen years, starting with The Farmers’ Bank, First Kansas Bank and now Metcalf Bank. She worked at both the Gardner and Edgerton locations, retiring last year.
She was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church.
Juanita enjoyed country music and loved her Bunko group. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her father Oliver Ingle, and siblings Betty Carrea, Wanda Conkling and Kenneth Ingle.
Juanita is survived by her husband Vernon, of the home; mother Regina Ingle of Gardner; son Steven C. Thomas and wife Cindy; daughter Laura L. and husband Scott Bailey all of Edgerton; six grandchildren, Megan, Morgan, Danielle, Denise, Jason, and Brendan; sister Linda J. Main of Olathe; brothers Timothy S. Ingle of Olathe; and Johnny L. Ingle of Ft. Scott.
Graveside Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Olathe, KS. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 26, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913)856-7111.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice or Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com.