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Norma Mae Thomas

November 9, 1927 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 92)

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THOMAS – Norma, Mae, 92, Hollsopple, died on April 23, 2020 at Laurel View Village. Born November 9, 1927 in Hollsopple, PA, daughter of Levi and Maggie (Sala) Thomas. Preceded in death by her husband Paul, parents, mother and father-in-law Webster and Ella (Blough) Thomas, brother Robert Paul Thomas, brother-in-law Charles Thomas and his wife Florence (Eash), brothers-in-law Leon Thomas, James Dillon, Clayton Moser, and son-in-law Robert McKool. Survived by their children, Sharon and husband Myles Shetler, Hollsopple; Carol McKool, Johnstown; Larry and wife Debra (Malloy), Hollsopple; Dennis “Spike” and wife Sandra (Wilson), Davidsville; and Quenna and husband William Smith, Davidsville. Survived by grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey Shetler and fiancé Dr. Heidi Mostoller, Jonathan Shetler, Cory and wife Abigail (Johnson) Shetler, Steven and wife Leslie (DiGiaimo) LaRocca, Jeremy Thomas, Brett Thomas, Kylee (Thomas) and husband Matthew McGlynn, Shaun Smith, Maggie (Smith) and husband Paul Scolieri and 7 great-grandchildren.  Also survived by sisters Rhoda Dillon, Bernadine and husband Edward Alderfer, Arlene Moser; sisters-in-law, Kathleen (Eash) Thomas, Norma Thomas and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. Norma was a lifelong member of Stahl Mennonite Church and an active participant in singing groups, Sunday school, Bible school and playing the organ. Paul and Norma were proprietors of Paul’s Service Center in Tire Hill where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was a homemaker, an accomplished seamstress, quilter, and quilt-maker. She volunteered at World’s Attic (MCC) in Somerset for 15 years as manager of the self-help crafts and coordinated the MCC quilt auction for many years at the Richland Mall. Norma worked with Reminkie Bears for 18 years making teddy bears. Paul and Norma enjoyed touring the country in their camper. Due to current health restrictions, private funeral services will be held for the family. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date. Thank you to the staff at Laurel View Village for their devoted care. In lieu of flowers make donations to Laurel View Village Caring Fund, 2000 Cambridge Dr., Davidsville, PA 15928. Arrangements by Moskal-Reid Funeral Home, 79 J Street, | Johnstown, PA 15906; www.moskal-reidfh.com.

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