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Verna Fern Thomas, 94, of Midland, passed away on January 31, 2020 at Brittany Manor. She was born on October 12, 1925 to the late Verl and Hazel (Jones) Moore.


Verna was a bus driver for the Bullock Creek Public Schools. She was a past member of First United Methodist Church. Verna enjoyed bowling and earned the title of Bowler of the Year. She was a member of, and worked for, the Midland Women’s Bowling Association.


Verna is survived by her daughter, Renay (Andy) Skalnican, son, James (Kelly) Thomas, grandchildren, Andrea (Bill) West, Dr. Casey (Camille) Thomas, Brady (Carrie) Thomas, Stephan (Jamie) Skalnican and 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Dale Moore, Larry Moore, Ron Moore and Ivan Moore.


Verna was predeceased by her brother, Art Moore and sister, Shirley Thomas.


A memorial service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm with Pastor Don Duford officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until the time of service.    


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Residential Hospice.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thomas family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Peggy ( Marcy) Finney

    01 March 2020 2 years ago

    Renay, I was so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was such a nice person and I have fond memories of going to their house. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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