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Myron V. Thomas

Published on -7/23/2014, 10:07 AM

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Larned - Myron V. Thomas, 73, passed away July 21, 2014, at his home in Larned. He was born February 28, 1941 in Arvada, Colorado, the son of Clarence and Mabel (Batman) Thomas. He grew up in Gove, Kansas and graduated at Salina in the senior class of 1959.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Larned.

He enlisted in the Navy, serving aboard war era aircraft carriers of the Pacific until assigned shore duty in Washington D.C. Upon military discharge there, he became a civilian employee of the Navy, eventually becoming president of a recreation association, coordinating sports activities, beauty pageants and annual 'shrimp feast' parties for the many other civilian workers of the Navy headquarters. Remaining leisure time was spent actively supporting Sunday afternoon guest-virtuoso recitals on the great organ of the national cathedral, that structure's western towers yet under construction. Upon becoming a born again Christian, he relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan attending a Baptist College with employment as a deputy county clerk, eventually returning to Kansas in 1980 to Larned. He was a retired licensed Mental Health Technician for the Larned State Hospital.

Survivors include: a sister, Lanet Farmer, Larned; two nieces; three nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Myrna Miller and two great nephews.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Larned Cemetery, Larned with Pastor Ryan Webster presiding. Casket will remained closed and friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery with Military Graveside rites.

Memorials may be sent to the Assembly of God Church, Larned in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Box 477 Larned, KS 67550. Condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

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