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Mary Jo Thomas

October 31, 2018


On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Mary Jo (Emmert) Thomas of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away at the age of 80, at The Laurels, surrounded by her family.

Mary Jo is survived by her daughter Marina A. McLaughlin and husband Michael, of Knoxville, TN, and her son, Steven E. Thomas and wife Karla, of Conroe, TX; four grandchildren, Jeremy McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Austin Thomas, and Savannah Thomas; and one great-granddaughter, Brixton Thomas, and her brother, Larry Emmert. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Helen Emmert; her brothers, Walter (Chuck), Donald, and James; her beloved husband Floyd; and great-grandson Isaac Joseph McLaughlin.

She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral arrangements are being completed by Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, where the family will receive those wishing to pay their respects on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, November 2, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.




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