Helen Thoma

Helen Thoma
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Helen E. Thoma, nee North, 70, of Freeburg, IL, born July 20, 1948, in Red Bud, IL, died Thursday, August 9, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Thoma worked as a cashier for Schnucks before her retirement.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis L. Thoma, whom she married on December 9, 1967, and who died on May 7, 2001; her parents, James S. and Catherine, nee Walters, North; two sisters, Shirley Morris and Doris M. Davis; and a brother, James B. North.

Surviving are her two sons, Dennis L. (Amy) Thoma Jr. of Freeburg, IL, and Jimmy Thoma of Freeburg;
two granddaughters, Lauren Thoma and Hadleigh Thoma;
a grandson, Vincent Thoma;
numerous nieces, nehews, cousins, friends;
and her best friend, Mary Casey.

Memorials may be made to The Life Skills Class at Freeburg Community High School. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


12 Comments on Helen Thoma

John Blomenkamp said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2018 at 8:38 PM

My deepest sympathy to Jimmy, Dennis and family. Your mother was a great person and I always enjoyed talking with her.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Joyce said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2018 at 5:42 PM

To the Thomas family. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a great lady and a fun loving and caring person.She will be missed by many. Hugs to you and your family and prayers

  • Lebanon
  • Il
Jody Dickey said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2018 at 2:19 PM

We are going miss you Aunt Helen, Our Deepest Sympathy, Prayers, & Love goes out To My Cousins Dennis, Jimmy & Their Familes Jody Dickey & Family

  • Sparta
  • Illinois
Kim Birnstiehl & Ken Knoth said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to all who knew and loved Helen. She was such a blessing and will be sadly missed. Prayers for Dennis, Jimmy, family and friends.

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Mary & Jerry Vielweber said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2018 at 3:45 AM

Jimmy, Dennis, & family - Please accept my sympathies. Your mom was such a loving, beautiful, and fun person! I will miss her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Freeburgi
  • IL
Brenda williamson said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Dear Thoma Family, Helen and I worked @ F.F.N.H. I in act. dept. We had many laughs and jokes together.God now has another Angel in heaven.May he comfort you @this time. My prayers are w/all of you @this time. Sincerely,Brenda Williamson

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lois Ernst said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 5:10 PM

My deepest sympathy to Dennis, Jimmy, family and friends of Helen. She was one in a million with a smile and kindness to warm your heart, memories to fondly treasure.

  • Sioux Falls,
  • South Dakota, 57108
Barb Clossen Sauerhage said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 2:01 PM

Dennis, Jimmy and Lauren, my heart is heavy. I am so sorry for your loss. I have always looked at Helen as a second mother. Heken will be missed by many. She always knew how to turn someone's bad day into a good day. Thank you for sharing your mother with us. God Bless you all as you take the time to heal.

  • Gautier
  • MS
Judy Dill said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Prayers for all of Helen's family. Freeburg will never be the same without Helen. She was such a warm and friendly person to everyone. She will be missed. RIP Helen

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Coco and Jim Price said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 2:44 AM

Helen was so wonderful! I used to take my own kids when they were little to see her talking birds all the time. When she worked at Schnucks she would wait for the claw machine to be easy pickings and then play it and save trash bags full of stuffed animals to donate to the treasure box I kept for the kids in my class. They all loved her. I loved her and still do. Love you, Helen!

  • Freebutg
  • Il
Elaine Sodam said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 1:04 AM

My sympathies to Dennis and Jimmy on your mom’s passing. We were in the same class in High School. She was a very lovely person.

  • Fishers
  • IN
Linda gann said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2018 at 9:48 PM

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed by scores of relatives and friends. Her laughter was contagious. She always had time for everyone. Loved her like a sister

  • Springfield
  • Mo

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