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MANITO ~ Kimberly Ann “Kim” Thomas, 49, of Manito, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her home.

Born October 26, 1967 in Pekin to Kenneth D. and Betty Ann (Chism) Hale, she married Aaron Thomas on June 11, 1988 in Manito.  He survives.

Also surviving are her father and stepmother, Ken and Ruth Hale of Eva, Tennessee; one sister, Lynn (Tim) Saettler of East Peoria; one brother, Kevin (Leslie) Hale of Metamora; her paternal grandmother, Jewell Hale of Pekin and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.

Kim worked at UnityPoint Health Pekin as an Information Specialist for 15 years, last working in April.

She loved scrapbooking, crafts, travelling, camping and was especially fond of her pets. She also loved spending time with her family and friends.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Spring Lake Missionary Church in rural Manito.  The Rev. Tom Schakat will officiate.  Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL  61554.

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