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Obituary: Elizabeth Thomas, Seymour

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Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Roberts Thomas of Seymour passed away at 7:25 P.M. Saturday February 23, 2013 at her residence.

Libby was born August 24, 1930 in Morehead, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Mort and Hester (Lyons) Roberts. On December 18, 1954 in Morehead, Kentucky, she married Harman Thomas, who preceded her in death on November 20, 1991.

Libby graduated from Morehead State, earning a B.A. in Secondary English Education. Libby also earned a Masters in Education from Indiana University.

Libby taught English/Language Arts at Brownstown High School, Medora High School, and Shields Junior High School. Most recently, before her retirement, she taught at Seymour Middle School. However, Libby never truly retired from teaching, for she was ready to instruct family and friends on proper English grammar usage.

Libby was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour, IN. She volunteered for the Schneck Medical Center Foundation and with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teacher’s Association.

Libby enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In these later years, she enjoyed traveling and dining out with her special friend, Charlie Hunterman. Many will remember her serenading birthday celebrants with her special rendition of the “Birthday Song”.

Libby is survived by her children, Frank Thomas, Dan (Susie) Thomas, and Beth (Bill) Wade; grandchildren, Seth Thomas, Lillian Thomas, Autumn Wade, and Will Wade; a sister, Virginia Reynolds, as well as her special friend Charlie Hunterman.

In addition to her husband and parents, Libby is preceded in death by a brother, William Roberts.

Funeral services for Libby will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday February 27, at First United Methodist Church in Seymour, with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery. Family and Friends may call on Tuesday February 26, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Voss Chapel, Seymour and from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.

Memorial may be written in Libby’s memory to the First United Methodist Church or the Jackson County Public Library.

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