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Wanda Ivadean Thomas, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2020)

Wanda Ivadean Thomas of Russell Springs passed away on Sunday May, 3, 2020, at Russell County Hospital Hospice Unit after a long illness. She was 84 years old.

A private graveside service and entombment was held, with Bro. Carl Mac Thomas officiating. Online condolences may be left at

She was born on Monday, April 13, 1936, in Russell Springs, KY.

She was the daughter of the late Rilda Ferry Cooper, and the late Herschel Cooper.

Survivors include:
  • Two Daughters: Kathie (Hayden) Conn, of Russell Springs KY, and Karen (Ronald) Hopper, of Russell Springs KY
  • A Son: Kenton (Melinda) Thomas, of Russell Springs KY.
  • A Sister: Elizabeth Sloan, of Russell Springs KY
  • A Brother: Herschel Osborne Cooper, of Lorton VA
She was a homemaker and loved caring for and raising AKC Poodles, Yorkies, Schnauzers and Maltese pups. She was member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Welby Thomas Jr., a brother, Elmo Cooper and a granddaughter, Brandi Nicole Roy. She is survived by grandchildren, Eric Roy, Matthew (Jessie) Hopper, Jansen (Ibby) Hopper, Jordan (Carolyn) Thomas, Jacob (Amelia) Thomas and TIna Thomas, as well as 9 great-grandchildren of Russell Springs, Kentucky

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of a contribution to New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Wanda Ivadean Thomas, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2020)

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