OTTUMWA — Edith L. Thomas, 96, of 126 N. Weller St., died Dec. 17, 2013, at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born July 27, 1917, in Ottumwa to Floyd C. and Vida S. Proctor Leeling.
She married Walter E. Thomas May 27, 1939, in Ottumwa.
She taught in a rural school and was a member of First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church. She was a hairdresser and owned her own shop for more than 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Normajean Van Den Heuvel of Ankeny and Ann E. Kropf of Ottumwa; four grandchildren, Greg (Mary Carter) Kropf, Jeff Kropf, Tom (Laurie) Van Den Heuvel and Jean Van Den Heuvel; two great-grandchildren, Paige and Riley Van Den Heuvel; and her faithful pal, Keella.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Charles E. Thomas.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church; Pastor Richard Schlotter officiating.
Open visitation begins 9 a.m. Friday at Robertson-Jay Funeral Home with family present from 4:30-6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church or donor's choice.