Cathy (Brown) Thomas

{March 4, 1958 - June 14, 2013}

Cathy (Brown) Thomas, 55, of rural Memphis died early Friday morning, June 14, 2013 at her home.

She was born the daughter of Harold Dale and Leta (Barnes) Brown on March 4, 1958 in Keosauqua, Iowa.

Cathy married Randy Thomas on May 19, 2012 at the Rutledge Christian Church.  He survives.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and adored dog, Eddie.  Cathy worked as a CNA as well as a hostess at the Catfish Place.  Cathy always looked forward to afternoon coffee with her sister Janet before the restaurant opened.   She also enjoyed sneaking away to the casino and playing cards.   Cathy collected angel figurines and was a fan of WWE wresting.   She got to see her favorite wrestler, John Cena, in person during a WWE event.

Cathy enjoyed playing the lottery and once won a $100,000 payout.

Cathy was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Dana Brooke Jenkins; her father; grandparents Audrey and Earl Barnes and Thelma and Wayne Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Randy, and beloved K-9, Eddie, of the home; mother, Leta Brown of Kahoka; children, Dawn and husband Peter Graham of Healy, AK, Andrea Jenkins and Brooke Jenkins, and her special friend, Andrew Washburn, all of Kahoka; step children, Maranda and husband Shane Ziebarth of Macon, MO, and Sandra and husband Craig Swearingen of Memphis; a brother, Roy and wife Brenda Brown of Kahoka; sisters, Brenda and husband Jerry Cochenour of Arbela, Debbie Rudd of Montrose, IA, Beverly and husband Everett Frady of Kirksville, Janet and husband Mark Mattingly of Memphis, and Tami and husband Rick Townsend of Montrose; a brother-in-law, Rodney and wife Debbie Thomas of Gorin; grandchildren, Hannah and Bethany Graham of Healy; Joel Jenkins, Alanna Lewis, Evin and Aaliyah Edmondson and Isaiah Washburn, all of Kahoka, Tristan and Bethany Ziebarth of Macon, Landyn, Justin, Makyla, and Maezy Swearingen, all of Memphis; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis.   Officiating the service will be Pastor Mark Boley.  Burial will be in the Granger Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 18 at the Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Cancer Fund or the Granger Cemetery.

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  1. I’m so sad & sorry for your loss.

    Comment by Leslie Eggers on June 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  2. So sorry for your loss. Cathy will be greatly missed. She always had a smile and great personality. Prayers to ALL the families.

    Comment by Bill & Barb Dunning on June 16, 2013 at 1:46 am
  3. SO Sorry to hear about Cathy she will be missed I remember all the great memories or her my mom and her were best friends till we lost our mom RIP Cathy we love u and miss u till we meet again

    Comment by Keitha Hines Rippenkroeger on June 16, 2013 at 2:25 am
  4. Randy and Thomas Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God will
    sustain you in the hour of grief with his love and comfort………..sincerely, Bro. MARK

    Comment by Pastor Mark S. Boley on June 16, 2013 at 3:14 am
  5. My deepest symapathy to the family. You are in my prayers.

    Comment by Jane Drillon-Maloney on June 17, 2013 at 1:49 am
  6. So sorry to hear about Cathy. I always loved seeing and talking with her. She always had a big smile and was happy, she made you forget any troubles you had. May God be with the family and give them comfort and strength as they deal with their loss.

    Comment by Margaret & Ken Keller on June 17, 2013 at 2:50 am
  7. R.I.P. Cathy you were loved by many. My prayers to the family. I will always have you in my heart. We were very good friends. Love to all of you.

    Comment by Linda Luedeman on June 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm
  8. To Randy and all the family: Thinking of you, with deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Comment by Joanne Aylward on June 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  9. Our hearts are sad and heavy with pain for the family. Cathy will be greatly missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

    Comment by Donna and Gale Gray on June 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  10. Leta and family.We are so sorry to here of Cathy’s passing. We know its been a long struggle for her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We smyphatize more than words can say.

    Comment by Skeet & Cheryl Shipley on June 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  11. We are praying for all of you in this sorrow-filled time. We trust that somewhere along this difficult way you will sense the reality that “underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).

    Comment by Preston G. Smith on June 18, 2013 at 1:55 am
  12. Leta and family – I am so sorry to hear about Cathy’s passing. I have such fond memories of Cathy, she was a dear friend and always had a smile for everyone. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that you can find peace in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is finally at peace. God be with you all during this difficult time.

    Comment by Diane Pagel Mack on June 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  13. My thoughts and prayers for all family,she will be missed by many, will miss her sassy personality and her glorious smile,was so sad to hear of this,love and hugs to all of you!! You are in my prayers!!

    Comment by Tina Garrison on June 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm
  14. I shall always remember Cathy’s smile. She could lite up a room with it. Always had a laugh and smile for everyone. Her families are in our prayers.

    Comment by Karen & Bill Butts on June 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm
  15. To Kathy’s Family,
    We are sooo sorry for your loss!! We just today found out about her death. Our thoughts are with you all, and we are sorry we did not make the services. We send you all hugs!
    Randy & Irene

    Comment by Randy & Irene Fish on June 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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