News and Tribune

May 10, 2013

Vada M. Leidolf Thomas

84; of Floyds Knobs

— A funeral Mass for Vada M. Leidolf Thomas, 84, of Floyds Knobs, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at St. Mary of the Knobs Church, Floyds Knobs, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday May 10, 2013, at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

 She was born April 15, 1929 in Floyd County, to the late Earl J. and Minnie Catherine Striegel Leidolf. She was the widow of Carl E. Thomas who died in 1985 and retired as a seamstress at the old  H.A. Seinsheimer Co. in New Albany. She also worked at both the Stumler Restaurant & Orchard and the Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant, both in Starlight, for some twenty years. She was an avid euchre player who played to win. She loved her flower gardens and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Janice “Jan” Sprigler and husband, T.J., of     Floyds Knobs, James L. Thomas and wife, Dot, of     Floyds Knobs, Daniel D. Thomas and wife, Bonnie, of Louisville, and    Carla K. Johnson and husband, Kenny, of Charlestown; eight grandchildren, Eric, Barry, Jessica, Ellie, Christopher, Jared, Erin and Lucas; six great-grandchildren, Landon, Chloe, Hunter, Braxton, Grady and Cruz; brother, Alvin Leidolf; and sisters, Ruth King and husband, Gene, and Earlene Dean, of Floyds Knobs.               

 In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by a sister, Deanna Smith.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, and after 8 a.m. Tuesday, at Kraft Funeral Service, Spring Street Chapel, New Albany.

  Expressions of sympathy may go to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

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