Mary was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Rockville, the daughter of Odis and Bessie (Roach) Lancaster.
She married Joseph Thomas April 6, 1946.
She enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, hunting mushrooms, fishing and working in her yard. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and cats.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brothers James Lancaster and Joseph Lancaster.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph Thomas, sister Betty Keyt, 12 nieces and nephews, special niece, Paula Kunkle, special nephew J.C. Somers, as well as a few remaining cousins, and brother-in-law Cecil Thomas.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Pastors Kenny Thomas and Rick Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow at Clinton Falls Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clay County Humane Society, PO Box 277, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.