Louise Miller Thomas

Louise Miller Thomas

Martha Helen Louise Miller Thomas, 95, of McCordsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Hearth at Windermere in Fishers. She was born on Dec. 31, 1916, to the late Everett and Mae (Behymer) Miller.

Louise was a 1934 graduate of McCordsville High School and held both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Education from Butler University. She was a Math Teacher, Counselor and Guidance Director at Mt. Vernon Middle School. In addition to volunteering over 2,000 hours at Hancock Regional Hospital, she also served as President of Mt. Vernon Alumni; was on the Vernon Township Library Board; and was a board member of the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Association. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the McCordsville United Methodist Church, where she served on many committees, including Trustee. She was very active in the United Methodist Women’s Organization and assisted with many meals over the course of several years. Louise loved gardening, flowers, travel, and her cottage on Intermediate Lake in Bellaire, Mich., and the Thomas Log Cabin in McCordsville but, most of all she was the rock of our family; she loved us all and we loved her.

She is survived by her children, Darrell (Nancy) of McCordsville, Randy (Sue) of Bellaire, Mich., and Jeff (Marcia) of New Port Richey, Fla.; grandchildren, Darren (Suzanne), Shannon (Colin), Jennifer (Eric), Erin (Jason), Jason (Renee), Ashlea (Colin), Drew (Amanda), and Tricia (Jim); great-grandchildren, Dakota, Colton, Cassidy, Xander, Kaylee, Kaidan, Amelia, Canyon, Marcella, Liliana and Ciaran.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hervey “Doc” Thomas in 1987, whom she married on July 17, 1937; and brother Leo C. Miller.

 Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, at Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fortville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation, Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, or McCordsville United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.