Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly Sioux City

Inez Thomas, 91, formerly of Sioux City, peacefully went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Honor Health Hospital in Scottsdale.

A celebration of life service will be noon Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, 3220 Stone Park Blvd., in Sioux City. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 11:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

She was born on June 7, 1926, to John and Georgia Ollison, in Portland, Ark. She was a resident of Sioux City for more than 70 years before relocating to Texas and Arizona in 2013. Inez worked for the Sioux City Country Club and Bennett Vending prior to retiring in 1996.

Being a child of God, Inez had a strong faith and attended Malone A.M.E. Church for many years while living in Sioux City.

Inez leaves to carry her legacy her children, Faye Greene (Linwood) of Phoenix, Ariz., Edward Thomas of San Diego, Calif., Barvetta Palmore (Ronald) of Peoria, Ariz., Lester Thomas of Denver, Colo., Frederick Thomas of Sioux City, and Debra Baer (Michael) of Orlando, Fla.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her beloved first cousin, Cordell Trotter of Kansas City, Kan.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Clarence Thomas; and children, twin daughters, Joy and Jenny Thomas, Patricia Thomas, and Margie Pitts.