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Jean K. (Kriebel) Thomas

February 7, 1930 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 91)


Jean K. Thomas passed away peacefully Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Bonham Nursing Center, Stillwater. 

Jean was born February 7, 1930 in Hatfield, a daughter of the late Jacob L. and Florence L. Kriebel. She attended Hatfield High School. 

After her marriage to John B. Thomas, they raised their family in Lansdale and she had worked in various family businesses over the  years. She was active in Lions Club activities and Girl Scouts.  

In 1973 they moved to rural Benton to “the farm” where she created lasting memories of family picnics, dinners and swimming parties for her extended family and friends. Jean loved gardening and planting flowers and was an excellent cook and baker. She and “Jack” loved dancing to Big Band music and traveling, and enjoyed many trips and vacations. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before he passed away in 2016. 

Jean was raised in the Methodist faith and attended Town Hill United Methodist Church, then later Cambra Christian Church. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey; son-in-law, Robert Hohlefelder;  two sisters, Catherine (Kay) Detwiler and her husband, Robert, and Margaret (Peg) Sames and her husband, William.  

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Karen L. Hohlefelder of Wake Forest, NC, her sons:  John L. Thomas and wife, Janet, of rural Benton; A. Scott Thomas and wife, Pam, of Cambra; 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and five nieces. 

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Services are provided by McMichael Funeral Home,  Inc., Benton. Jean’s family wishes to thank the staff at Bonham Nursing Center and Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice for all their loving care and kindnesses to Jean and her family. 

If you so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Bonham Nursing Center Activities Fund, Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice, or Cambra Christian Church. 

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Bonham Nursing Center, Activities Center
477 Bonnieville Road, Stillwater PA 17878

Geisinger Home Health and Hospice
410 Glenn Ave. Suite 200, Bloomsburg PA 17815

Cambra Christian Church
PO Box 17, Cambra PA 18611-9999

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