Ida Belle (Lee) Thomas

June 18, 1932 ~ May 8, 2019 (age 86)


Ida Belle Lee Thomas, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 86.

Born on June 18, 1932, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Lorene Allen Lee. Ida was a retired cook from Liberty Elementary School. She was a faithful Christian throughout her life.

She is survived by two sons, Kendall (Judy) Thomas of Yosemite and Randy (Kay) Thomas of Frankfort; three grandchildren, Nicholas Thomas, Natalie Thomas and Jacob Thomas; a niece, Mary Frances Reckers; and two nephews, Mark Edwards and Melvin Woodrum.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Therlow Jones “Snaz” Thomas, who passed away on October 24, 1998; five sisters, Hester Von Hedt, Gertrude Edwards, Betty Lempke, Alta Sweet and Janie Woodrum; and two brothers, Louie Lee and Wolford Lee.  

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Brown and Dominic Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Thomas, Jacob Thomas, Thomas Weddle, Steve Sweeney, Ronnie Thomas and Donnie Goforth.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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May 11, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
May 11, 2019

2:00 PM
Glenwood Cemetery
North Wallace Wilkinson Blvd.
Liberty, KY 42539

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