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Henrietta "Henri" Thomas, St. Joseph, Mo., died Monday, April 25, 2005, at a local health-care facility.
Born in St. Joseph, she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
She was married to Charles William Thomas on Aug. 21, 1937. He preceded her in death.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, Harley Edwin and Sarah Marinda (Booth) Kivett.
She was employed with Central High School as an English and French teacher.
A lifelong member of the First Christian Church, she taught Sunday School for many years, and served as a deacon and on the board. She was a member of the Foster Homes Group of the Child Guidance Center, Chapter B.J. of P.E.O., past president of St. Joseph P.E.O. Reciprocity, and a life member of the American Association of Business Women. She also served on the Y.W.C.A. board for 20 years, five of which she served as president; and served two terms on the United Way Board.
Survivors: two nieces, Margot N. Heskett of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mimi C. Bunten of Lake Montezuma, Ariz.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.