Dolores Alice Thoman


Dolores Alice Thoman, age 85, of Vandalia, passed away Saturday, July 11 at her home. Funeral services for 85 year old Dolores Alice Thoman will be Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia and from 9:00 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Fayette County Relay for Life or the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Dolores was born March 23, 1930 in Shobonier, the daughter of William and Jennie (Edwards) Wolfe. She married Robert “Bob” Thoman June 25, 1949 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death December 9, 2003. Dolores worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for the City of Vandalia Water Department for 25 years and was co-owner of Thoman Photography for 50 years, and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children, daughter Brenda (John) Daniels of Vandalia, son William Thoman of Swannonoa, NC, daughter Sue (Carl) Sieveking of Branson, MO, son Ed (Melinda) Thoman of Patoka, and son Todd (Holly) Thoman of Mattoon; grandchildren Tammy (Brian) Duty, Kelly (Rich) Lehn, Erin (John) Scott, Beth Spencer (partner Zack Quarles), Abbey Kruenegel (fiancé Jeff Risalvato), Robyn (Jeremy) Weh, Bob Thoman, Katie Thoman, Cassie Thoman, and Dylan Haugh; great grandchildren Kolten, Seth, Brayden and Tate Duty, Ryan Lehn, Ethan and Miles Scott, Nick, Hannah and Devin Weh, and Veyda and Gemma Shirley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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