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Etta Marie (Daugherty) Thomas

Etta Marie (Daugherty) Thomas, 97, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Greenwood Health and Living Center, where she had resided for the past six years. She was a resident of Greenwood and a former resident of Whiteland.

Etta Marie was born July 15, 1915, in Franklin to James E. and Lilly (Knapp) Daugherty.

She graduated from Franklin High School in 1933. She married William David Thomas on Oct. 28, 1935; and they moved to Whiteland.

He preceded her in death in 1981. They were married for 46 years.

She was employed for several years with the Franklin Cleaners, Whiteland Branch; then became employed with the Whiteland Post Office, until retiring in 1981. After retiring, she worked different part-time jobs to keep busy.

Etta Marie enjoyed knitting, yard work, ceramics and reading books. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Bargersville First Christian Church. She also had been a member for several years and a past president of National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Etta Marie was an elegant, beautiful, energetic and intelligent lady, who loved life to the fullest.

Survivors include two children, Kay Sandra (Ed) Koons of Florida and Kathy Marie Tames of Whiteland; two granddaughters, Michelle Marie Holden of Florida and Dawn Marie (Keith) Buis of Martinsville; and four great-grandchildren, Mallory and Mackenzie Holden, and Billy and Elizabeth Buis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Whiteland Volunteer Fire Department, 141 S. State St, Whiteland, IN 46184.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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