Hazel Thomas


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Hazel J. Thomas, 81, of Colona, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial is at Dayton Corner Cemetery.
Hazel was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Corbin, Ky., the daughter of Jeremy and Eva McQuerey Godsey. She married Earl Thomas on Dec. 31, 1948, in Corbin.
Hazel enjoyed reading. She especially loved taking care of her brothers, grandchildren and family.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Thomas, Colona; sons, Roger Thomas, Colona, and Bill (Donna) Thomas, Moline; grandchildren, Tammy Thomas, Chicago, Nicole Bettis, Colona, Jeremy (Amber) Bettis, Hampton; two great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby (Jesse) Reeves, Walton, Ky.; brothers, Jimmy Godsey, Corbin, Ova (Julie) Godsey, Corbin, Lonnie (Delores) Godsey, Corbin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Darlene Bettis; grandson, Jason Thomas; sister, Lois; brothers, Edward, Everette, Otis, Orville and Kenneth.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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