Bernice Jeanette (Craig) Thomas

Bernice Jeanette (Craig) Thomas


Bernice Jeanette (Craig) Thomas, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born August 27, 1931 in Greentop, Missouri, Bernice was the daughter of the late Herman Victor and Nellie Mae (Newcomer) Craig. On November 14, 1947 in Greentop, Missouri, Bernice was united in marriage to Earnest Wilbur Thomas who preceded her in death on January 14, 2008. She was also preceded in death by one sister, June Thomas and her husband Leonard, as well as a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glen and Rita Thomas.

Bernice is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Neva Thomas, and Joyce and Garry Matthews all of Kirksville, MO; one grandson, Chad Matthews and wife Denise and great-grandson, Hunter Matthews all of Kirksville, MO.

Bernice received her education in the McKim rural school and Greentop High School. After her marriage in 1947, Bernice stayed at home to raise her daughters until 1965 when she went to work for Hollister, Inc. where she was employed 30 years retiring in 1995. After retiring, Bernice enjoyed getting together with her Hollister co-workers. She also enjoyed making wedding and baby quilts, gardening, canning, working word search puzzles, and loved to travel.

Bernice will be remembered for her genuine love for the Lord, for being a constant prayer warrior, for her love of gospel music, for her hospitality, for visiting shut ins and nursing homes, and most of all for her love of family, her grandson, and great-grandson for they were her Pride and Joy.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Jason Marlin officiating. Family will receive friends on Monday, September 13, 2021 for one hour before the service. Interment will follow the service at New Harmony Cemetery in Greentop, Missouri.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Rager, David VanLaningham, Don Manney, Rod Sadler, Dr. Ferrell Moots, and Justin Honey.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bernice may be made to the New Harmony Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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