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March 13, 2013

Eloise P. Thomas

Eloise P. Thomas

OTEGO — Eloise P. Thomas, 91, of Otego passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at M.I. Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Richfield Springs, the daughter of the late Leroy and Marie (Boylston) Palmer.

Eloise graduated from Edmeston Central School. 

Eloise proudly served her country in the United States Army during WWII. It was while in the Army that she met her husband, Edward W. Thomas. They were married on July 4, 1947 in the Panama Canal Zone. Edward predeceased her on January 1991.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta for many years until her retirement.

Eloise was a bell ringer for the Golden Tones and the Buckingham Ringers at the First United Methodist Church, Oneonta. She was also a member of the D.A.R.

Eloise is survived by her three children, James Thomas of Otego, Genevieve Whitney of Albany and Rosemary Thomas of Oneonta; five grandchildren, Denise and Danielle Whitney and Christopher, Jonathan and Jesse Barshear; four great grandchildren, Elias, Zoe, Dylan and Ava.

She was predeceased by one brother, Thomas Palmer.

At Eloise’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

To light a candle or send the family an online condolence please visit

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Otego and Oneonta

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