Kathleen A. Thomas

May 15, 1945 ‒ November 06, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Kathleen Anne (McNamara) Thomas, 75, of Delaware, Ohio, died Friday, November 6, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio following a brief illness.

As one of 10 siblings in her family, Kathleen had a bubbly personality with a zest for trivia, jokes, and playing euchre. Kathleen was much involved at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Delaware throughout her life. She graduated from Olentangy High School and then went on to college, where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Nursing from Marion Tech. She worked as an ICU nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital, then later at Union County Memorial Hospital until her retirement. During her retirement years, she served as an aquatic instructor for the Powell YMCA.

Preceeded in death by her parents, Edward McNamara and Mary (Mahoney) McNamara; older sister Florence (McNamara) Gerstner and younger siblings, James McNamara and Mary McNamara.

Survived by her husband of 51 years, James Thomas; children: Edward (Sue) Thomas of Federalway, Washington, Thomas (Katherine) Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, Mary (Chris Barger) Rodriguez of Delaware, Ohio; and by her grandchildren: Sydney Choun, Antonio Rodriguez, Adi Barger, James Thomas, Andrew Thomas, and Amelia Thomas. She is also survived by her siblings, George (Joanne) McNamara, Rosemary White, Pat (Donna) McNamara, Steven (Carole) McNamara, Jane (Paul) Jumper, Rita (Mike) Midgley, and William (Karen) McNamara.

Visitation hours will be from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Dr. Delaware, Ohio 43015 on Friday, November 13, 2020. Catholic funeral outside the Mass will follow at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Kavanaugh presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to make donations to the American Cancer Society as Kathleen was a Nurse of Hope for an American Cancer Society fundraiser during her time at Grady Memorial Hospital.

To leave a message of condolence for Kathleen’s family, or to share a special memory, please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Uncle Jim and Family

    We extend our sincerest condolences to Kathleen’s family for her loss. We were so sorry to hear of her passing but rejoice with the knowledge that she is in the presence of the Lord. We love you all dearly and will be praying for peace and comfort for her family during this difficult time.

  • Uncle Jim and family,

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I have fond memories of Aunt Kathleen. She was a joy to be around and a very loving person. She will be greatly missed. I regret I will not be able to make it to the service but will be there in spirit.

    Mark, Cindy Hill and family.

  • Dear Uncle Jim and family,
    We offer our most sincere condolences to you and your family. We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Kathy, a wonderful woman. She was full of love, joy and fun. She will be greatly missed. We love you very much and pray you have peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    We love you very much,
    Teresa and Kevin Kelly

  • Dear Uncle Jim and family,
    Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Wishing you peace, comfort, love, and light at this difficult time.
    Love,
    John and Connie Biltz