Marion Louise (Spaulding) Thomas, 76, passed away April 21, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 2, 1942, the daughter of Phillip and Phyllis Spaulding. She graduated from Freedom Academy. Marion married Claude Thomas on Sept. 16, 1961. They happily raised their five children in Knox.

Marion enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, swimming, ceramics and knitting. Knitting continued to be a passion for Marion even after losing her vision. She loved to make mittens which she donated to her grandchildren’s schools as well as making blankets for each new addition to the family.

She was predeceased by her parents; a brother Albert (Sonny) Spaulding; a sister Muriel Bryant; and a very special brother-in-law Dale Thomas.

Marion is survived by her loving husband, Claude (The Traveling Man), of 56 years; their five children and families: Darrell and Heather, Shirley and Gregg (Ingraham), Janet, Robert and Debbie, and Kirk and Julie; she will greatly be missed by her “little angels” Vanessa Thomas, Isaac Ingraham and Emma Thomas; her brother Philip Spaulding and wife Brenda; sisters-in-law, Bea Thomas, Nancy Spaulding, and Frances Paradis and husband Irvin; special cousin Lauretta Merrill; and many special nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m. at Brooks Pentecostal Church, 178 Monroe Highway, Brooks.

An online guestbook may be signed at lawrybrothers.com.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.