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 Vernon Francis Thomas

Vernon Francis Thomas

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 94)
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100095356 · View Source
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EAST MOLINE - Funeral services for Vernon F. Thomas, 94, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Thomas died Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Heartland Care Center, Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church.

Mr. Thomas was born January 18, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised by his grandmother in Piper City, Ill. He married Eleanor Petry on April 16, 1940, in Bloomington, Ill. He attended business school in Kankakee, Ill. Vernon came to East Moline in 1939 to work as a bookkeeper at Warren Chevrolet. Five years later, he joined C.J. Bendle & Associates, beginning an extended career as a public accountant. He last worked for Carpentier, Mitchell, Goddard & Co. in May 2012.

He had been an involved member of St. Anne Catholic Church, a member of the Moline Rotary, and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Eleanor Thomas, East Moline; daughters, Carolyn Grenier, Olney, Md., and Mary (Don) Lulow, East Moline; son, Jim (Sandra J.) Thomas, East Moline; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: North Shore Gal
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100095356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon Francis Thomas (18 Jan 1918–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100095356, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by North Shore Gal (contributor 47779479) .