Estella ?Stella? Thomas, 84 of Center Twp. was reunited with her beloved husband, Edward R. Thomas on Sunday, May 27, 2012 . Edward predeceased her 31 years ago.
Born June 14, 1927 in Monaca, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Douds.
A homemaker, Mrs Thomas previously worked at Phoenix Glass Co. in Monaca prior to marrying Edward. For most of her life, her role was that of the family caregiver. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Monaca and enjoyed walking at the Beaver Valley Mall and attending the senior center.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew Douds and a sister, Caroline Hocanson.
She leaves a son, Scott E. Thomas of Durham, N.C. and a daughter, Joy Seder and her husband, Jeff of Uniontown, OH. A granddaughter, Brooke Seder of New York, N.Y. and a grandson, Brendan Seder of Uniontown, OH. Three sisters: Mary Young of Manteo, N.C., Catherine (Richard) Stephens of Port St. Lucie, FL., Irene (William) Flint of Center Twp.and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 30th from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca.
Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made, if desired to Altercare of Hartville, 1420 Smith Kramer Rd., Hartville, OH. 44632 or the Harbor Light Hospice, 25 S. Main Street, Munroe Falls, OH. 44262.
?You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she?ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she ?s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can?t see her or you can be full of the love she shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she?s gone or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she?d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.?