Beverly J. Thomas

February 28, 1933 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 87)


Beverly J. Thomas, 87 of Niles, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Beverly was born on February 28, 1933 in Niles to the late Fred and Ruth (Savley) Clay.

On June 18, 1960 in Niles, she married Gerald Lee Thomas who passed away on August 7, 2017.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Duane, and her brother, Robert Marshal, her sisters; Yula Chiddister and Velore and a grandchild.

Beverly is survived by her children; Karen (John) Thompson of Buchanan, Gerald (Elaine) Thomas, II of Gulfport, MS, Dan (Melinda) Vance of Pokagon, MI, Tammy (Dave) Frucci of Niles, and daughter-in-law Theresa Vance of Niles, 11 Grandchildren, 38 Great Grandchildren and 9 Great Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Linda (Bob) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Beverly was a long time member of the Daughters of America.  She loved camping and mushroom hunting.  Beverly was a wonderful Pet Mom to her dog Peanut.  She cherished the time she was able to spend with her family and loved her grandchildren.

Visitation for Beverly will be on Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. James Stevens officiating.

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Memorials in Beverly’s name may be made to Marine Riders Michiana 29410 CR 6 Elkhart, IN 46514.

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January 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
615 E Main Street
Niles, MI 49120

Funeral Service
January 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
615 E Main Street
Niles, MI 49120

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