Mary Jane Quinn Thomas, of Muskogee, passed from this life on Thursday, May 30, 2013. She was born January 3, 1924, in Haskell, the third child and only daughter of John Frank and Emilene Lee Quinn.
Mrs. Thomas grew up in Haskell where she attended school and eventually met and married her high school sweetheart, James William “Tommy” Thomas. They were married June 26, 1943, after his enlistment in the US NAVY. After his service, they resided in Muskogee. In 1960, they moved to Durant, Oklahoma, where they spent the next twelve years raising their three children, returning to Muskogee in January, 1973.
She is survived by her three children, John Thomas of Tulsa, Terry Thomas and wife Lisa of Sand Springs, and Patti Thomas Hill, of Springdale, Arkansas; as well as five grandsons, Matt Thomas and wife Penny, David, Andrew, and Daniel Thomas, and Brady Hill, and one granddaughter, Abby Hill, and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Madeline Thomas. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Euna Martin of Haskell, and one brother-in-law, James Mashburn of Idabel.
Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John Frank Quinn Jr., and Robert Miller Quinn, her firstborn son, James William Thomas, Jr., and her husband of 65 years who passed in July, 2008.
She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Muskogee, and First Methodist Church in Durant. Her biggest enjoyment in life came from loving on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with gardening, spending time with numerous family and friends, and spoiling countless dogs. She will be remembered by all the friends of her children as someone who treated them as if they were her own, and she will be dearly missed by all who ever knew and loved her.
Family graveside services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.