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Deborah Kay Fines Thomas

October 25, 1949 — June 8, 2020

Deborah Kay Fines Thomas

MORTON- Debbie Kay (Fines) Thomas of Morton, Ill., formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of her home on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Debbie was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., on October 25, 1949, the daughter of Ed and Vi (Shatter) Fines. She grew up in Sioux Falls and after graduating from O’Gorman High School moved to Peoria, where she worked as a reservation agent with Ozark Airlines. She eventually moved to St. Louis and worked with TWA and American Airlines and retired as a gate agent.

On February 11, 2012, Debbie was united in marriage to her dear love, Delbert Thomas and moved to Morton. They enjoyed five wonderful years together before Del’s passing in 2017.

Debbie was blessed with her treasured daughter, Kristina Baker. Debbie spread joy to whomever she came in contact with whether in person or with her many Facebook friends. She had the ability to lighten a situation and turn it into a good laugh. Everyone loved her sense of humor. Her favorite hobby was scrapbooking. Debbie cared about everyone and was always there for the people in her life. Even though she dealt with health issues, she was a positive person and put others first.

Debbie was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Family and her strong faith and her love for God and her dog, Dakota were most beloved to her.

Debbie is survived by her daughter, Kristina (Martin) Baker, of Pevely, MO, her grandchildren, James and Dalton Baker, of Pevely, MO; her sisters, Pam (Jim) Burke, of Bozeman, MT., Mary Fines, of Sioux Falls, SD, two nephews, Ryan and Tyson Burke.

We as her family will always remember her love, caring, laughter, generosity and deep devotion to God and life. Please keep her in your prayers, heart and memories. She was the very best mother, grandmother, sister and friend anyone could have. May God bless her memory and her family and may she forever rest in peace.

A funeral service for her will be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, S.D., at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Interment will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Life Scape in Sioux Falls. 

A local memorial service will be held in Morton at a later date.

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