Lynne Thomas, 66, of Monroeville passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at The Willows at Bellevue. She was born March 20, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Kaiser) Smith.
Lynne married Daniel J. Thomas on October 10, 1987; He preceded her in death in 2005.
Lynne was a 1976 Graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned her B.A. in Special Education. She was a member of: the Milan Methodist Church, the Milan Elementary PTO, Sandusky Junior Sailors and the United States Equestrian Federation. Lynne began her career in education then retired from Thomas Steel Inc. in 2009 where she served as Vice President. During her career in the steel industry she was involved in many professional organizations, most notably the Ohio Steel Association.
Lynne is survived by her two children: Jacob Thomas of Sandusky and Joseph Thomas of Chicago, IL; mother, Helen Smith of Springfield, OH; and brother, Fred (Kathy) Smith of Orlando, FL.
She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Smith; husband, Daniel Thomas; and sister, Barbara Smith.
A brief memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue. The family will then receive guests from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the funeral home. It is advised that social distancing guidelines be followed during this time as well as guest bring their own mask if they do not feel comfortable. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday at the Sandusky Sailing Club, 814 E. Water Street, Sandusky from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Burial will take place at Glenn Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Memorials in Lynne’s honor may be made to the Lynne Thomas Foundation, c/o First National Bank, 120 North Street, Bellevue, Ohio. This charity is designed to aid in the support of Alzheimer’s research, along with providing scholarships to those pursuing careers in Special Education.
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