Joyce Ann Thomas, 80, died Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Parkview Dekalb Hospital in Auburn.
She was born March 30, 1941 in Butler, to the late Walter Paul Krontz and Pauline Ann (Beckwith) Krontz.
Joyce married James Edgar Thomas on May 29, 1960 in Angola at the Chapel in the Garden. They raised their family in the Butler area. Joyce was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed working with her hands. She could crochet and her talent as a seamstress also went into making dolls. She would make dolls for local schools and then in the surrounding areas her dolls would be sold or you could request one to be made.
Joyce retired from Magnavox in Auburn after 23 years of service; she was a Quality Control Supervisor.
She was a member of the Butler American Legion Post #202 Ladies Auxiliary and Auburn Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edgar Thomas, Sr., in November of 1992; son, James Edgar Thomas, Jr. in March 2021, brothers, Robert Krontz and Walter Krontz; sisters, Jean Friedel and Pat Shaw.
She is survived by children, Lisa (John) Austin, Christine Passmore, Jane Thomas and Michael Thomas; daughter in law, Dru Thomas; brothers , Roger Krontz and Jim Krontz; sisters, Laura Lee Strong, Mary English, Shirley Bassett and Debby Hicks; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.
Memorial Service is 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at H.E. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 212 N. Broadway, Butler, Ind., with visitation two hours prior. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
Elder Frank Thomas will officiate.
Family request memorials are to Parkinson’s Foundation.
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