Obituary: Evangeline Thomas, 91, Washington

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

WASHINGTON — Evangeline L. Thomas, 91, formerly of Washington died at 5:46 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Kewanee Care Home in Kewanee.

Born Sep. 19, 1919, in Matherville to Frederic and Mary Buyan Grubisich, she married Robert L. Thomas Nov. 15, 1941, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington. 

He preceded her in death July 27, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two infant sisters and her brother, Fred.

Also surviving are brother, Joseph (Sybil) Grubisich of Davenport, Iowa.

She worked as a cosmetologist at the former Block & Kuhl and Carson, Piere Scott department stores in downtown Peoria for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mason-White Funeral Home with Pastor John Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be half hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Kewanee Care Home Activity Department.

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