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Obituary: Thomas Dees, Columbus


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Thomas D. Dees, 65, of Columbus, died at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Jeffries Dees; sons, David and Mike Holdeman, both of Union City, Indiana, and Jeff Beam of Kentucky; a stepson, Jonah Keen of Union City, Ohio; daughter, Jennifer Beam Plessinger of Ohio; a stepdaughter, Renee England of Columbus; a brother, Preston (Freda) Leslie Dees of Modoc; and sisters, Kathie Lucille (Lester) Langer of Greenville, Ohio, and Sarah Marie (Mick) Gordon of Lynn.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, April Dees.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Norman Love officiating. Calling will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will be at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

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