Ann A. Thomas, 86, of Orion, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral mass was at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Mary Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, in Orion. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home Ltd., in Orion. Cremation followed the services. Memorials may be made to Mary Our Lady of Peace, where Ann was a member.
Ann was born on Aug. 7, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles V. and Alma A. (Prochaska) Sramek. She married Neil H. Thomas on May 24, 1958, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2011. Ann previously worked as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital.
Survivors include her children: Karla Carlson, of Osco; Paul (Gayla) Thomas, of East Moline; Gregory (Alexis) Thomas, of Pumpkintown, S.C.; and David (Tina) Thomas, of Sherrard; grandchildren: Andy (Brook) Carlson, Wade (Jessica) Carlson, Veronica Carlson, Ava Thomas and Cooper Thomas; great grandchildren: Kenlee, Kallie, Leyton, Brody, and Kendall; sisters: Mary Bansfield, of Chicago; and Joan Casler, of Ft. Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, Steven Carlson; and sister, Monica Sramek.