Nina E. (Smallen) Thomas (94) of Fredericktown, Missouri, formerly of Effingham County


Published on September 12 2013 4:02 pm

Nina E. (Smallen) Thomas, 94, of Fredericktown, Missouri, formerly of Effingham County died on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Ozark Manor in Fredericktown.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30pm at Follis and Sons Chapel in Fredericktown, Missouri with interment in Marcus Memorial Park in Fredericktown.  Visitation will begin at 5pm Friday.

She was born August 11, 1919 in Madison County, Missouri, the daughter of William Grover and Nellie May (Pogue) Smallen, Sr.  She married Roy Vernon Thomas on June 6, 1936 and he preceded her in death.  She was a member of Church of God Faith of Abraham in Fredericktown, Missouri and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She also enjoyed reading.

Survivors include three sons, Don Roy Thomas of Decatur, Harvey Lee Thomas of Charleston and William E. Thomas of Fredericktown, Missouri...three daughters, Frances May Cavanaugh and husband Thomas of Guy, Arkansas, Kim Elizabeth Knierim and husband Thomas of Effingham and Mary Eileen Cheatwood and husband Thomas of Mt. Morris...14 grandchildren...and 35 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents...her daughter, Joy Yevonne Welch...three brothers, Gale Smallen, William G. Smallen, Jr. and Truman Smallen...and one sister, Norma Smallen DeByle.