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Opal Roberta Anthis Thomas

August 22, 1942 December 15, 2016
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Opal Roberta Anthis Thomas

Opal Roberta Anthis Thomas, 74, of Mount Carmel, IL went to her eternal home on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 22, 1942 in Wabash County, IL the daughter of Raymond and Opal (Dewitt) Banks.

Roberta married Mylian “Bud” Anthis, Jr. on September 10, 1958 in Lawrenceville, IL. Roberta and Bud enjoyed thirty two years of marriage until his passing on May 15, 1991. There life was centered around their family. They loved having fish fry’s at the river and the holidays were a very special time for family gatherings at the home where they raised their children. Later, Roberta married Frank Thomas who also preceded her in death.

Roberta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her family and treasured her time she spent with her grandchildren. She instilled in her children how to show love and forgiveness to others. Roberta was a lifelong faithful member of the Gospel Kingdom Church. When the church first started, services were held in her parents’ home. She loved her church family but more importantly she had a great love for God. Roberta is a true example of being part of the Body of Christ.

Roberta was a devoted homemaker and loved taking care of her family. One of her proudest moments was when she received her high school diploma at the age of fifty. Among her hobbies, she loved to read her bible, travelling with family and friends especially her trips to the ocean. Roberta was a loving caregiver who had a special gift of making people feel accepted and loved. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Roberta will be remembered by her two sons, Greg (Michelle) Anthis of Keensburg, IL and David (Cindy) Anthis of Mount Carmel; three daughters, Kay (Eric) Meier, Sheila (Lloyd) Payne and Theresa (Dave Dill) Jones all of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Joshua (Nickole) Meier, Heather Dudley, Damon (Angel) Atkins, Felicia (Buck) Fritchley, Shad (Jackie) Campbell, Tyler (Margaret) Campbell, Leslie Jones, Montana Dill, Rebecca Anthis and Mylian (Bud) Anthis; great grandchildren, Savannah , Ezekiel, Eli and Sydney Meier, Chelsea, Elijah, and Gracie Fritchley, Brayden Atkins, Luke and Jake Ochs, Presley, Luke and MaKienze Campbell, Liberty, Liam and Alex Taylor, Taylor and Tucker Dudley; one great great grandson, Ryker Ochs; sisters, Pauline Snyder of Vincennes, IN and Barbara (Waldo) Wright of Florida; brother, David (Judy) Banks of Mount Carmel; many nieces, nephews and cousins whom Roberta dearly loved.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sisters, Helen Wilkinson, Lucille Sager, Betty Adams and Jean Wirth; brothers, Pete “Jr” Banks and Fred Banks.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Gospel Kingdom Church, 1440 West Third Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Church with Brother John Peach and Brother Brandon Hodgson officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, IL where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Bud Anthis.

Memorial contributions may be made in Roberta’s memory to the Gospel Kingdom Church. Envelopes will be at the church or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Roberta’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Thomas family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

18

Dec

4:00 PM 12/18/2016 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/18/2016 6:00:00 PM
Gospel Kingdom Church

1440 West 3rd Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Gospel Kingdom Church
1440 West 3rd Street Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

19

Dec

10:00 AM 12/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
Gospel Kingdom Church

1440 West 3rd Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Gospel Kingdom Church
1440 West 3rd Street Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

college drive
Mount Carmel, il 62863

college drive Mount Carmel 62863 il
United States
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