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Dora Elizabeth Thomas

Dora Elizabeth Thomas, 89, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. She was born January 17, 1924 in Indiana.

She lived most of her life in Ohio and married the late Walt Thomas. She was a local artist and was admired by many.

Her survivors include her brothers, Albert Hall (Cora), Charles Hall (Josie) and Joseph Hall (Shirley); several aunts and uncles; and she was an aunt to many; sisters-in-law, Francis Ripple and Faye Marie Hall; four step-sisters; special friend and companion, Jim Wilson; special friend and caregiver, Debbie Porterfield; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl; and step-mother, Augustus Hall; mother, Dottie; and step-father, Martin Patz; husband, Walter Thomas; brothers, Frank Ripple and Nathen "Jack" Hall; sisters, Cora Riley, Mary Lou Harrison (Ollie), Jean Lewis (Bud), and Beverly Hannah (Don).

At the request of the family, all services will be private.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, 114 Second Street, Elyria.

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