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Robert K. Thomas

Robert K. Thomas, 93, of Wolcottville, IN, and formerly of Markle, IN, died Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus.

Mr. Thomas was a 1946 graduate of East Union Center High School. He was a lifetime farmer in Wells County. For 27 years, he drove a school bus for Northern Wells County School Corporation and spent 35 years employed with International Harvester. He was a member of Markle United Methodist Church and a former member of the UAW.

He was born on April 12, 1928, in Markle, to Vaughn K. and Sadonna I. Platt Thomas. He married Martha Jean Terry on Nov. 25, 1951, in Columbia City. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Jill Dougherty, of Wolcottville; a sister, Jean Kleinschmidt, of Michigan City; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry D. Thomas.

Calling will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle. Due to medical circumstances, his wife will only be at the memorial service on Saturday.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. They will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for masks, social distancing and social gathering limits.

Interment will be at the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville.

Memorials may be made to Norwell Music Department or Zanesville Lions Club Ball Park, in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

Sign the online guestbook at myersfuneralhomes.com.