Loretta "Lori" Thomas

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August 19, 1941 - November 13, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Loretta "Lori" Thomas of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 78 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Olen Eugene “Bud” Thomas; and her parents, Thomas Shannon and Corine Steinmetz.

Lori is survived by her daughter, Robyn (Thomas) O’Laughlin; and her grandson, Cole O’Laughlin.

Lori was the owner of Loretta’s Comb and Curl Salon in St. Ann for over twenty years and was a member of American Legion Post #313. She loved playing bingo or tending to her garden. Above everything, Lori treasured the time she spent with Bud before his passing and the delicious meals she prepared for her family. She will be dearly missed.

Contributions in Lori’s name may be made to Five Acres Animal Shelter.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie Thomas November 14, 2019 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    candle 7I remember when we would stay the night at her house during deer season and play cards . A good time was had by all.

  2. Betty Mitchem November 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Robyn, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

  3. Diane Herzog November 14, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    candle 7I am sorry for lost I know that Debbie Thomas is with Bud. She Love him.
    I will miss her. I enjoy take her BINGO and take her home.

    • Ricci Page November 16, 2019 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Will miss you at St Roberts and all the quilt socials

  4. Don and Lenora Funke November 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    candle 3Lori was my dearest friend of over 50 years. We will miss her dearly and I will think of her everyday. Prayers and hugs.

  5. JULIE STEVENS November 14, 2019 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Robyn, I am Viv’s daughter Julie and I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I knew both your mom and dad and I know mom so enjoyed doing things like going to lunch and shopping with your mom. If it gives you any comfort know that your mom and dad are together again. The last time I saw Bud and Lori was when I saw them at Ruler grocery store when I was doing some shopping on my lunch break. We spoke for a little bit, not as long as I would have liked to. They were both so fun to talk to. I hope that now you know they are together again will give you some sort of comfort with the incredible loss and hurt you are feeling right now. She was a firecracker and a very sweet lady. Please take care of yourself.

  6. Ricci Page November 16, 2019 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Will miss you at St Roberts and all the quilt socials

  7. Adam Clark November 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    candle 8Lori, I will miss the fact that you and bud will never be my parents neighbors anymore. I will miss hearing you yell “beaver” get over here. I will miss the women that was a second mother to me. My mind is a blank right now. The only thing that can make me feel some what ok is your with bud now. I love you with all my heart , I love you lori, beaver

  8. Craig Russell November 17, 2019 at 8:46 am - Reply

    candle 1Lori I’m going to miss you so much. You always watched over me and my boys which I was extremely grateful. I’m going to miss our talks and when I would call you always said hi honey how are you. You are back with buddy boy now so I know you are happy. Love Craig and the boys

  9. Bob and Lisa Combrevis November 18, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

    My dear sweet Lori–boy how I will miss our talks and giggles and “belly” laughs. Bob and I love you and Bud so very much and are so very thankful God placed you in our lives and that we had the many years of having you both as the best neighbors ever! You both were so mad when we sold the house but even being miles apart we always kept in touch. I know you are in the arms of your “Buddy Boy” now and smiling down at all of us. May you Rest in Peace! We love you and will miss you terribly, until we meet again our sweet Lori. All our love–Bob and Lisa

  10. Nora and Jay Klutenkamper November 19, 2019 at 7:22 am - Reply

    candle 2We love and miss you Lori,

  11. Gail (Griggs) Petty December 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Robin, Your Mom worked for my mom at Loretta’s comb & curl. As a kid, I remember her being this skinny fast moving girl that really loved her job. She was so vivacious and fun to be around. I am sorry she is gone.

  12. Joy Brimmer December 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    candle 2I remember when Lori came to work for my Mom at the Beauty Shop. That’s when she started calling herself Lori. She was afraid Mom wouldn’t hire her because Mom’s name was Loretta too. I worked for Lori after she bought the shop from Mom. She was a ball of fire and a lot of fun. She was the only person I knew who could smoke a cigarette, drink a cup of coffee, eat and pee all at the same time when she took a bread at the shop. I will never forget Speedy – her child until she got Robin. I hope she and Speedy have reunited. She was not only an employee but a member of our family. I know you will greatly miss her. Joy “Griggs” Brimmer. Loretta Griggs’ oldest daughter. RIP Lori.

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