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Helen Thomas

Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home

Ulysses, KS


HELEN THOMAS,91, died February 5, 2014 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. She was born on June 29, 1922 in Cloud County, KS. The daughter of Fred and Roseanna (Girard) Patenaude.

Helen attended school in Clay Center and Concordia.

She married Lyle Begnoche in 1939, Emmett Denny in 1963, and William "Bus" Thomas in 1983, all three preceded her in death.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Janice (Begnoche) Harris, grandson, Danny Arnold, two sisters, Ella and Lily and brother, Wilfred.

Survivors -
Daughter: Nancy (Begnoche)and husband Pete Legan, Ulysses, KS
Grandchildren: Tina Lavielle and husband Jim, Elkhart, KS
Cindy Dunlap, Carson City, NV
Anita Talbert and husband Alan, Hugoton, KS
David Arnold and wife Cindy, Hugoton, KS
Many great grandchildren
Great great grandchildren
Great great great grandchildren
Sister: Marie Biery, Clyde, KS

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center, Kansas.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Grennan.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2-4PM. The Rosary will be recited at 4:00PM at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and can be sent in care of the funeral home.

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