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Joann Thomas

May 7, 1933 — February 17, 2024

H. Joann (Bebout) Thomas, 90, of Convoy, passed away at 1:15pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Ohio Health-Van Wert.

She was born May 7, 1933, in Van Wert, to Nick and Leota (Butcher) Bebout. On March 25, 1951, she married Robert D. Thomas.

Joann retired from Central Insurance. At the time of her retirement, she was the longest tenured Central employee. After enjoying her retirement for the better part of an evening, Joann started working at Bob Evans, in Van Wert, the very next day. She also owned and operated B & K Drive-In for many years with her husband, Bob.

Joann was an avid walker and exercise enthusiast. She loved attending her families ball games and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes. Joann and Bob wintered in North Fort Myers, Florida for 25 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Joellen (Michael) McGinnis of Convoy, Linda (Michael) Clay of Convoy and Sandy Hartman of Convoy; grandchildren, Kimberly (Rob) Hughes, John (Emily) McGinnis, Shannon Hartman, Nathan (Sandy) Clay, Cassidy (Rusty) Taylor, Courtney (Tyler Mohr) Hartman and Ian (Joanna) Clay; great grandchildren, Korbin (Jaylin) Hartman, Hannah Binnion, Addison and Ayla Hartman, Levi Thomas Hughes, Kerric Hartman, Able Mohr, Beckham and Blayze Taylor, Karter Mohr, Xander Clay and Stella Taylor; great great grandchildren, Brayliegh Hartman, Sophia Binnion and Briggs Hartman; and a sister, Pat Sowers.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Leota Bebout; her husband, Robert D. "Bob" Thomas; a son in law, Terry Hartman; brothers, Gene, Don and Robert Bebout; sisters, Glendola Myers, Mary Sheets, Donna Dunlap and Edith Bebout; and 2 grandchildren, Kelli McGinnis and Kodi Hartman.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, with Rev. Stuart Wyatt, officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St, Van Wert, Ohio.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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