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Debra S. Thomas age 62 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday May 9th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Monday May 8th from 4 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her sons, Christopher and Richard Thomas, nephews, Heiko Thomas, Don Linder, Sean Warning, and her brother, Andrew Linder. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Debra was born on Oct. 12, 1954 in Morrison, IL, the daughter of Caroll and Georgia (Kaufman) Linder. She graduated from Camanche High School in 1973. Debra married Michael Thomas on Dec. 1, 1973. She worked at K-Mart, Nielsen Clearing House, Iowa State Bank, and most recently at Medical Associates for 15 years, retiring in 2016. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Debra is survived by her two sons, Christopher (Carrie) Thomas and Richard Thomas both of Clinton; two grandchildren, Allen and Maci; parents, Georgia (Robert) Null of Camanche; her brother, Andrew (Kathleen) Linder of Clinton; two sisters-in-law, Heidi (David) Burn of Camanche and Patricia Thomas of Clinton; her nephew, Heiko Thomas; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, sister, Pamela, and brothers, Michael and Ricky.
Published on May 5, 2017
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