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MASON CITY: Beverly Rae Thomas, 90, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 3, 2021, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2502 S Jefferson Avenue with Pastor Matthew Muters officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.
Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family of Beverly Thomas.
Beverly was born July 29, 1930 in Mason City, Iowa to Wayne and Bertha (Pederson) Niver. She attended Mason City Schools and graduated in 1949. Beverly was united in marriage to James L. Thomas on October 15, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They built their home and began the lifelong journey of raising their nine children, then two granddaughters who also became their own. Beverly devoted her life to James, all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, all of their friends, and neighbors. During the years, she really enjoyed her cats, cooking, tending to the flower and vegetable gardens, and canning vegetables, and jelly. She was a member of the Master Gardeners, cared for many community flower beds, and leader of a 4-H club for many years. Everyone looked forward to “grandma’s potato salad”, begging her to make it often. In her later years she spent most of her time watching tv, taking crazy social media photos with grandkids, and entertaining with her wildest sense of humor. She was never shy at telling you “how it is” or when you were in the wrong but her home was always open to anyone and everyone who needed advice, a laugh, or just a place to be. She was especially close to great grandchildren Anna Jillian, Thane, Amara, Matthew, and Nalyssa along with their parents “Grandma and Grandpa’s Girls” who were always there to help her in every way and create beautiful memories.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children Carole Pannhoff, Sharon Peterson, James Thomas, Linda (Chuck) Percy, Skylar Thomas, Gary Thomas, Timothy (Teresa) Thomas, Christina (Travis) Hernandez, Rachael (Joey) Adams, daughter-in-law Kim Thomas, son-in-law Wade Bonjour. Grandchildren: Scott Carpenter, Erik Pannhoff, Liz (Bob) Wood, Paul Anderson Jr, Rich (Jaime) Anderson, Jamie (Liz) Anderson, Nathan (Valerie) Westfall, RaeAnn (Glen) Maragay, Seth Thomas, Zachary Thomas, Gabe (Rosetta) Percy, Kattie Percy, Dan Percy, Ben Percy, Chris Thomas, Arianna Thomas, Ciera Crowe, Lindsay (Garrett) Zeien, Beverly (John) Williams, and Jessica Thomas. Great-grandchildren: Kathelinn, Lilly,& Emily Pannhoff, Emma, Christian, & Grace Anderson, Natalie, Rebecca, & Loralei Westfall, Margeaux, Sebastian, & Orion Maragay, Gabriel Percy Jr., Colby McFarland, Dakota & Emma Havig, Makayla & Zachary Percy, Hannah, Ben Jr., Zaya, & Samuel Percy, Anna Jillian, Thane, & Amara Hernandez, Matthew Craighton, Nalyssa Adams, Keaton & Kylie Crowe, Seiffer & Sophia High, Patrick Zeien, and Evelynn Zeigler.Sisters Donna Pope, Linda Wendel. Brothers Garry Niver and Richard Niver. Along with many extended relatives and neighbors. She will be missed by her cats TinkerBell and Caramel.
Those waiting in heaven for her are her husband James, her parents Wayne and Bertha Niver, brothers Gerald Niver (in infancy), Dwayne Niver, and Keith Niver, children Diann Bonjour and Robert Thomas, son-in-laws Gary Peterson and John Pannhoff, daughter-in-law Penny Thomas, grandson Brandon Thomas, and granddaughter-in-law Brandy Percy. Her fond pets included dog Snooper, cats Kally, Dude, & Tasha, Buddy, and granddog Smuckers.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
9:00 - 10:30am (Central time)
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
Memorial Park Cemetery - Mason City
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