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Delores Thomas

December 13, 1931 — May 9, 2017

Eureka-Delores May Thomas, 85, of Eureka passed away at 5:45 am on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka with her four daughters by her side.

She was born on December 13, 1931 in Jonesboro, IL a daughter of George and Dorothy Winn Aaron. She married Harroll Leroy Thomas on April 10, 1948 in Osceola, AR. He passed away on July 11, 2015.

Delores is survived by four daughters, Jan (Jack) Dall of Eureka; Cathy (Mark) Sancken of Eureka; JoAnne Thomas (Eric Ockerhausen) of Silver City, NM; Sandi (Tim) Sylvester of Eureka; four grandchildren, Jill (Rob) Bradford, Zach (Ellen) Sancken, Katie and Emma Sylvester, six great-grandchildren, Cade, Olivia, and Lila Bradford, Staley, Adelie, and Briggs Sancken, and one sister, Shirley Major of Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.

Delores worked as a bookkeeper for Ben Franklin in Eureka. She had a great love for her Lord and her faith was of utmost importance to her. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington where she was active with her church. She also participated in the Woodford County Relay for Life and Race for the Cure. She loved painting pictures, gardening, sewing, baking, and making baby quilts.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family. The family would like to thank Dr. Hughes, Dr. Jones, and the Apostolic Nursing Home for their excellent and loving care.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home Eureka. Pastor Joe Gardner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 am before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Washington, American Cancer Society, or the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


MAY 12. 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral services

MAY 12. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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