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Jane A. Thoms - 89

3/5/1930 - 9/20/2019

Clinton, Iowa

     Jane A. Thoms, age 89 of Clinton, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at Mercy One.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 24th at Lyons Trinity United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM until the service time Tuesday at the church. Following the services cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

                                                       

     Jane was born in Clinton on March 5, 1930, the daughter of John W. and Ruth (Zimmermann) Mohrman.  She was the salutatorian of her Fulton High School graduating class of 1948.  Jane married Richard W. “Dick” Thoms on January 3, 1953 in Omaha, NE.  Jane had been employed with Fidelity Life Association for 16 years and later at Core Vens from 1972 to 1995.  She was a member of Lyons Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as Secretary and Treasurer for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was a former member of the Women’s Police Auxiliary.  Jane enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  As an avid reader there probably wasn’t a paper back romance novel she didn’t read.  Most books she began reading she finished the same day.  She enjoyed her Aquacise Class at the YWCA, which she didn’t begin until well into her 70’s and continued until her passing. Jane loved to play Words with Friends, scrabble and solitaire on the computer and was known to face book into the wee hours of the morning.  She devoted any extra time available to the church.

 

      Jane is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dick; 4 children, Michael (Judith) Thoms of Estill Springs, TN, Barbara (Curt) Parrott of Urbandale, Connie (Pete) Brunson of Blue Grass, IA and Mark (Andrea) Thoms of Camanche; 13 grandchildren, Kevin, Matthew and Kenny Thoms, Carson and Kyle Walker, Chelsea Schroeder, Bryson Peters, Justin, Nate, Nick and Nolan Thoms, Sean Leeper and Lindsey Brown and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter, Frances; 3 brothers, John Mohrman, Frederick “Fritz” Mohrman and her twin brother James Mohrman and 3 sisters, Mary Elizabeth Mohrman, Ruth Buyer and Mynabelle Seligman.  Memorials may be given in Jane’s name to Lyons Trinity United Methodist Church General Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

 

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM until the service time Tuesday at the church.

Service:

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 24th at Lyons Trinity United Methodist Church. Following the services cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

16 Comments

  • Tom Fitch

    on 09/22/19

    Barb,  I'm very sorry to read about your mom's passing.  I know you'll really miss her.  I wish you all well!  -Tom Fitch

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 09/22/19

      Thank you Tom.  She was the Best Mom!

  • Sandy Galbraith

    on 09/22/19

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the Thoms family. Jane was a wonderful person. Many cherished memories of her. RIParadise Jane.
  • Barbara PARROTT

    on 09/22/19

    Thank you Sandy.  Appreciate your kind words.

  • Lou Ann Thoms

    on 09/22/19

    i loved you from the day we first met.   So many memories of my husband Bob Thoms and I at your home or the family gatherings.  You were such a rock and anchor for all of the family.  We were not ready to let you go.  You were so cute when you whispered in my ear “Don’t forget me” when I was doing paintings for family members.  I would not think of not doing for you.  Some day I will see you again and hold your hand again. You were such a wonderful mother and dedicated wife.  You had many stars in your crown while still on earth.   Lou Ann Thoms. 

     

  • Barbara PARROTT

    on 09/23/19

    Love you Aunt Lou Ann   We know you will be here in spirit.

  • Rita McFarlin

    on 09/23/19

    Barb, I am so sorry for your loss.  My sympathy to you and your family.

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 10/02/19

      Thank you Rita.  

  • Misty Thoms Ford

    on 09/23/19

    We are praying a covering over all family members as you go through this season of transition and time of loss.  Aunt Jane was so kind to take the time to visit with Larry and sons Zack and Ray when they came up for RAGBRAI.  I regret not making the trip with them.

    I know she is celebrating as she touches the face of our God.  She earned her wings while on this earth.  We will all be together one day, celebrating with her!  Love to all of the family.  Know that you are held in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 10/02/19

      Thank you Misty.  Love you.

  • Cassie Riley

    on 09/23/19

    Barb,

    Just wanted you to know we're thinking of you and your family and hoping for comfort as you share in memories of your mom. 

    Take care, Cassie

    • Barb

      on 09/24/19

      Thanks for your kind words Cassie.  It was a pretty good celebration

  • JAMES W. THOMS

    on 09/23/19

    Sorry we cant be there for  support.   Recent surgery prevents us from making the trip.  We are with you in spirit and pray that God will give you strength to handle these difficult times.   We send our love to you all,    Bill & Marlene

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 10/02/19

      Thank you Uncle Bill and Aunt Marlene.   The flowers were beautiful.   Fast healing on surgeries.  

  • Bob McNulty

    on 09/23/19

    Jane was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend, she will be missed terribly by all she touched, especially Dick, the world is a sadder place without her, my deepest sympathies to the entire Thoms family.

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 10/02/19

      Thank you Bob.  Appreciate your comments.  The best mom.

  • Leigh Ann (Thoms) Poole

    on 09/23/19

    I am deeply saddened by this loss of such a wonderful Aunt. Aunt Jane has always held a special place in my heart. She was always an understanding woman who always had sound advice and a gentle touch. I’m sorry I moved to N.C. and am unable to be there with family. I’m sending my love and prayers to all. Especially to Uncle Dick ♥️Mike

    • Leigh Ann

      on 09/23/19

      Connie

      • Barbara PARROTT

        on 10/02/19

        Thank you Leigh Ann.  I love your comments about Mom and so true.  I hope your move is going well.   God Bless

  • Karen Young

    on 09/23/19

    Dear Thoms  Family, I am so sorry to be reading this today. I always enjoyed seeing your mom and dad at church in Clinton. Your mom had a great sense of humor and I always enjoyed seeing her in the kitchen at church helping out. I’m sorry for your loss. Margaret and # Warren Young‘s daughter, Karen

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 10/02/19

      Hi Karen

      Appreciate your kind words and memories of Mom.  Thank you.   

  • Gail Head

    on 09/23/19

    Sorry for your loss.  May the Good Lord help you get thru each and every day.  

    • Barbara PARROTT

      on 10/02/19

      Thank you Gail.

  • Susan Cotton

    on 09/25/19

    So blessed to have her and Dick in my life. So blessed that I could be with my family during this difficult time. Love & prayers for all of you.
  • Barbara PARROTT

    on 10/02/19

    Love you cousin.   Thank you for the beautiful plant and making the drive in.   Appreciate your support.    

  • Renee Drury Rickerl

    on 10/26/19

    Dear Connie:  I was so saddened to read of your sweet mothers' passing.  She was such a special woman, so kind, thoughtful and always took time to chat with me when we would run in to each other at the YW. I've known her close to 30 years, she also visited Dr Forrest when I worked for him and she was one of our favorite patients. My sympathy to you and your family, I know she is terribly missed. God bless. 
    Renee Rickerl

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