Mary M. Thomas

TOPEKA — Mary M. Thomas, 74, of Topeka and a former longtime Parsons resident, passed away the evening of Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Topeka.

Mary Marlane Morris was born on Aug. 28, 1946, to Francis and Susie Cinderella (Whetzel) Morris in Leavenworth. She grew up and attended school in Galesburg. After graduating from Parsons High School, Mary worked as a nurse’s aide in hospitals and nursing homes.

She was a member of Westside Christian Church. Collecting baseball cards and stamps and listening to country music were some of Mary’s favorite pastimes.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard W. Youngo; and two sisters, Leola Rusch and Jeannie Hopkins.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery. Friends may call to sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.

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