Janie S. Thomas, 49, of Kansas City, Missouri, left us for heaven on December 13, 2012 in Kansas City.
Born in Odessa, Texas on November 27, 1963, Janie was adopted by Rebecca Thomas in August 1976. Janie prayed for a wonderful family, and in her words, “no one could ask for a better family than mine.” Janie attended Center High School where she played the clarinet belonging to her mother. She graduated in 1983 and received the John C. Miller Award, given to a student with disabilities who has shown meritorious achievement.
In her youth, Janie was an active member of “KC Purple”, a sports wheelchair team. She was a qualifier for the Paralympics 200 meter race. She loved spending time at her grandparents’ Iowa farm and watching movies with her family. She attended vocational school and community college. She was a member of Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.
She worked at various jobs through the years and really enjoyed her volunteer job at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The pride of Janie’s life was her daughter, Morgan. Janie said that she lived her dream of dancing and cheerleading through Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arnold and Julia Thomas.
Janie is survived by her daughter, Morgan Thomas; mother, Rebecca Thomas and sisters, Laura and Amanda Thomas all of Kansas City. She is also survived by her Iowa aunts and uncles, Sharon and Randy Spotts and Claudia and Wes Niles. Also surviving are many cousins, special friends Larry Scott, Roberta Lancaster, Suzanne Chaput, Susan Hawks, Barbara Evans, and a host of others.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Leawood Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coon Rapids.