Archive for Thursday, February 3, 2005

Richard D. Thomas

1947-2005

February 3, 2005

Services for Richard Dennis Thomas, 58, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Hubble Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Mr. Thomas died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
He was born Jan. 24, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Junior Dennis and Mary Louise White Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was co-owner, founder and director of KCI, Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
He was a member of Millwright Union Local 1529, and a former field superintendent at Midwest Conveyor and Automatic Systems, which was awarded the top 100 fastest growing companies of Kansas City in July 1997. He was also nominated and a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year in 1998.
Mr. Thomas married Yolanda Norman on June 2, 1969, in Nowata, Okla. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Mary Thomas, Tonganoxie; a son, Bryan Thomas, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Nichole Salmon, and Tana Thomas, Tonganoxie; a brother, Dub Helms, Ft. Smith, Ark.; a sister, Susan Walbridge, Tonganoxie; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

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