HASTINGS — THOMAS – Louise M., 85, Hastings, passed away Oct. 18, 2013, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg. Born Feb. 13, 1928, in Elder Township, daughter of the late Vernon and Sarah (Semelsberger) Drass. Preceded in death by husband, William N. Thomas; son, Shawn Michael Henderson; and brothers and sisters, Eugene Drass, Clair Drass, Doris Kline and Rita Kline. Survived by children, David, and wife, Kathleen (Noll), and their children, Annette; Keith, and fiancee, Jena Gionotti; and Neil; Lawrence, and wife, Cynthia (Kline), and their children, Jeffrey, and wife, Leslie; Laura, and husband, John Wargo; Duane, and wife, Melissa; and Shanon, and husband, Jordan Bender; Shirley, married to Raymond Chirdon, and their daughter, Sarah, and husband, Douglas Warner; Rick, and wife, Lynne (McGough), and their children, Garret, and wife, Melanie, and Mitchell; and Cindy, married to Donald Inzana, and their son, Ross. Also 11 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Ken and Gloria Thomas, Dennis Kline and Richard Kline; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Angert. Louise was a former member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. George Church and former member of the Legion of Mary. She was a member of St. Bernard Church, Hastings, and a cook for Cambria Heights School District. She loved her grandkids, baking and cooking. She also enjoyed card playing and camping with her family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Easly Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 333 Beaver St., Hastings, and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Church, Father Thaddeus Rettger, OSB, officiating. Interment, St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation in Louise’s memory. The family would like to send a special thank you to the caregivers at Garvey Manor. Arrangements in care of Easly-Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 333 Beaver St., Hastings, “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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