Mernabelle Mary Thomas - Monday, January 30, 2017

Mernabelle Mary Thomas of Naples, FL and formerly of Canton, OH died January 30, 2017. She was born October, 1920, to Earl and Ellen Miller. She is predeceased by her parents, three sisters, and two nephews, and more recently by her husband of 61 years, John M. Thomas, M.D. who died June, 2006 in Canton, OH. “Mert” and John are survived by six children: John Richard (Marion Johler) Thomas of Naples, FL; James(Suzanne) Thomas of North Canton, OH; Ellen (Gregory) Eggland of Naples, FL; Ann (James) Nagle of Bainbridge Island, WA; Jean Neundorfer of Houston, TX; Patricia (James) Admonius of Naples, FL; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. William Church, Naples, FL on February 6th at 10AM. Interment at Calvary Cemetery Chapel Saturday, February 11 at 11AM in Massillon with Father Thomas Dyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mert’s honor to St William Catholic Church, 601 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34108 or Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

Dear family,

Your parents were very good friends with my husbands parents Bill and Annie Stires.  Somewhere in my albums I have a cute picture of your mother taken at one of the many parties Bill and Annie had years ago,  along with a group of their close friends.  They were both wonderful people.  I always enjoyed talking to your mother as your father stood quietly close by! I am so sorry for your loss.

Debbie Stires (widow of Dave Stires)

Dear Dick, Jim, Ellen, Ann, Jean, Pat, and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Mert's passing. What a remarkable woman she was, and how she adored her family! Sending much love as you celebrate her amazing life on earth and the homecoming she's now having with her sweet soulmate, John. Love, Jenny and Dennis Wenger

My sincerest condolences to all of you.  Your parents were wonderful people.  Special regards to Ellen, Ann and Jean.