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Freda Thomas

October 12, 1927 August 22, 2019
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Obituary for Freda Thomas

Freda Thomas, 91 of Des Moines passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at her home. Visitation will be held from 2-4 P.M. on Sunday, August 25th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart. Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Monday, August 26th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart. Burial will be at South Oak Grove Cemetery in Stuart. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Freda Thomas Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Freda was born on October 12, 1927 to Allen and Clara (Fries) Grubbs in Perry, Iowa. She graduated from Adair High School with the class of 1944. While in high school she played basketball. On October 24, 1946 she was united in marriage to Clifford Thomas. To this union two daughters were born, Dixie and Diana.

She worked at Look Magazine where she also retired from. She was a loyal, die hard Des Moines Buccaneers and Iowa Hawkeye fan. She loved spending time with family, playing cards, traveling, camping and laughing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford; brothers: Raymond, Merle, Richard and Eldon; son-in-law, Carl Waddell; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

She leaves behind her daughters, Dixie Waddell (friend-David Boucher) and Diana Caltrider (Joe McGinnis); grandchildren: Chad Waddell, Cory (Tami) Waddell, Carla (Jerry) Jones, Theresa (David) Allsup, Jeff Caltrider (Lisa Sloss), and Wayne (Jill) Caltrider; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bernerd Grubbs and Laverne Grubbs and a host of extended family and friends that will miss her dearly.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

25

Aug

2:00 PM 8/25/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 8/25/2019 4:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Service

Monday

26

Aug

10:00 AM 8/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

South Oak Grove Final Resting Place

NE 7th Street
Stuart, IA 50250

NE 7th Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States
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