Connie Sue Thomas, age 66, passed away, September 10, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born November 26, 1954 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Aubrey Conn “AC” and Mary Bea (King) Wilkinson. She was a graduate of South Harrison High School in Bethany, Missouri.
She married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Rick) Allen Thomas on December 29,1972 at Bethany United Methodist Church. They lived together in St. Joseph, Mo., before relocating to Lawson, Mo., where they stayed to raise their children.
Connie is survived by her husband, Rick Thomas of the home; and two children, Josh (Lisa) Thomas, of Lawson, and Emily (Jamie) Haines, of Lee’s Summit. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Abby, Grant, Kale (Thomas) and Jamison (Haines); her mother, Mary Wilkinson, of Grant City; a sister, Jane (Randall) Baker of Allendale, Mo.; and a brother, Scott Wilkinson, also of Allendale.
Connie is preceded in death by her father, Aubrey “AC” Wilkinson, and a sister, Mary Beth Wilkinson.
Connie worked for 38 years at Hunt Midwest Enterprises before retiring in 2018. She was also a member of the Lawson United Methodist Church and she was a member of the Circle of Friends sorority. Connie enjoyed playing golf with Rick, watching her grandkids in their various activities and was an avid Chiefs fan.
You gave me life to live as I please. You gave me love and support to follow my dreams. Your beauty lives forever deep in my soul, the memory of your love fills my heart and I am never alone. by Christine Currah
Please join us to celebrate her life Saturday, September 18, 2021. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. with a service following at the United Methodist Church in Lawson, Mo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
My heart is heavy with the loss of this beautiful gracious woman. We grew up together over the span of the last 40 years or so. Such a kind positive person, always there if someone needed a helping hand. I will miss her laugh and sense of humor. Her love of family and her amazing grace leaves a void in the hearts of all of her family.
May God rest her lovely soul.
So sorry to hear about Connie. Please accept our deepest sympathy, love to all the Thomas family.
Larry & Marty Williams
To everyone who has had the ability to get to know Connie, we are all filled with grief. She was a lovely caring person in every way. She fought the cancer with everything she had! To Rick I send my love, and to the kids! She will live forever in our hearts and memories. Another bright light that’s burned out too soon but she will live in our hearts until we meet again. We love you all!
Gwynn Baker Pirnie
Although I haven’t seen members of your family for many years, I greatly appreciate and fondly remember the years we lived across the street from each other growing up in Bethany Missouri my sincere condolences on your loss.
Tim Peery, Kansas City, Missouri
We had a lot of great memories growing up in the neighborhood in Bethany, pep club, cheer Ieading, and overnights with the girls. My heart aches for you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May all of your great memories and her love for you give comfort and peace.
Diana (Turley) Eakright
We got to know Connie through the Hunt Midwest Annual Tailgate Party. Even though it was a lot of work, Connie was always there to help with her hands ready to jump in and do anything that was needed and her infectious smile. We are so blessed to have crossed paths with her in life and the Chiefs now have another devout fan in heaven. Our sincerest sympathies to Rick, all her family, friends and co-workers.
Russ & Patti Pilshaw
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Praying for Rick and all the family. Sending prayers and heartfelt sympathy.
We raised our kids together. We worked together. Laughed more than we thought we could. Truly will miss you and so will the world. Loved you Connie.