In Memory

Susan Thomas - Class Of 1974

Obituary for Susan (Sue) Joan Thomas

Susan (Sue) Joan Thomas, age 62, went home to rest eternally in her Savior's arms on December 8, 2018. Born 11-23-1956. She was preceded in death by her parents Harley Gwynne and Freda Neola (Strait) Thomas. Sue is survived by her sister Kimberly Thomas, brother John (Connie) Thomas and sister Tammy (Scott) Thomas-Palmer. She was blessed to have three nephews Jacob Thomas, Luke Thomas and Mark Thomas-Palmer who will miss her greatly.
She was raised in Whitehall, Ohio and graduated from Whitehall Yearling High School. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. After graduation, Sue remained in Kentucky where she taught elementary school in Northern and Eastern Kentucky. She worked for Kentucky State Resort Parks for 30 years and retired as a Park Program Supervisor in 2016. In addition to organizing recreational activities, she provided guests information on Kentucky history, culture and nature. After retiring, she returned to Columbus, Ohio.
Sue supported her communities by becoming an EMT and, later, a paramedic. She fulfilled these roles while being a part of various volunteer fire departments. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing arts and crafts, crocheting, fishing, reading and visiting friends. She lived her faith by making a positive impact on everyone in which she came in contact.
A celebration of Sue's life will be held at 10 am Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave. Columbus, Ohio where family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday. 
Interment will be at Glen Rest in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Woodlands Assisted Living Facility and the Mt. Carmel East Hospital for their care provided to Sue.
In lieu of flowers, Sue requested you share your time and talents with your community or donate to a charity of your choice.