Twanette Thomas, 92, most frequently known as Toni, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Muncie after a brief illness at Signature Healthcare of Muncie, her home of the past several years. She was married to Louis E. Thomas on July 1, 1945 in Colfax, and they enjoyed 42 years of marriage before his passing. They raised a wonderful family together and relocated from Frankfort to Muncie when her husband was transferred by Nickel Plate Railroad (later Norfolk Southern Railway).
She was born Oct. 10, 1928, the daughter of John Irons and Icea Irons Snowden in Elizaville, and grew up as the youngest of 10 children. Toni attended Frankfort High School and was a homemaker, mother and grandmother extraordinaire. She was a proud wife and mother of United States Army veterans, and she also was proud to have worked continuously at various positions all her life since the age of 16. Toni held long term positions at Mallory Controls in Frankfort and Corrugated Container in Muncie and retired from Lifetouch Senior Pictures in Muncie. Toni counts it among her blessings to have travelled the world with friends for many years. She will be remembered for always having an open door to family, visitors and their friends with enough food to feed whoever came in the door.