Cynthia Thomas

                    November 14, 1958  -  September 19, 2012

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Cynthia (Cindy) Jean Thomas, (Cynthia Dixon), 53 years of age left her earthly home in Springfield, MO and went home to be with her Lord on September 19th, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Cindy was the third child, born to Jack Alex and Wanda Jean Dixon on November 14th, 1958 in Springfield, MO. Cindy attended and graduated from Glendale High School in Springfield, MO. After high school Cindy attended and graduated from Missouri School of Cosmetology, and became a well-known and respected artist in her trade. Cindy also taught classes in the Midwest Region for the Matrix System during her career. Cindy last worked at Image One Salon in Springfield, MO.
Cindy is survived by her loving and dedicated partner of 9 years, Harold (Hal) Nestor, her daughter Jennifer Bowler and husband Robby, her son Jeromy Thomas and wife Christy, her grandchildren Jacob and Sabrina Thomas, Step-grandchildren Trista and Kenney Bowler, her father Jack and his wife Phyllis, her sisters Gail Upp and husband Dan, Sheri Jorgensen and husband Joe, Brother Jack II and wife Janevra, along with step-sister Jerri Shaw and husband Robert. Through the years Cindy has become especially close to Harold’s sons; Brian Nester with son Brandon and step-daughter Brooklyn, and Patrick (Rick) Nester with wife Chrissy and their daughter Olivia. Cindy’s life has been rich with friendships and she also leaves behind a host of friends that will miss her terribly. She is preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Dixon and her Paternal Grandparents, Esther Marjorie Dixon and Herbert Hadley Dixon.
Cindy loved the outdoors and trips to White Rock Mountain and visiting her friend Paula. She had grown fond of trips with Hal, going anywhere with friends and traveling companions Jerry and Diane White, whether it was Sanibel Island, Florida, visits with Walt and Ronda Rose in New Orleans, Louisiana, and for many years, Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch in Rockbridge, Missouri. Sandy, Laura and all the staff there have been so sweet to Cindy. She was also a sister member of the Yum-Yum Sisterhood consisting of Kathy Ownby, Lori Nickols, Tammy Ricketts and Cathy Cox who have been so supportive. They have loved and cared for her so deeply over the years and through her illness. Her last years were spent under the guiding watch of her partner Hal and she knew that above all else he loved her with everything he had, and cared for her needs until her last breath. Cindy has left a void in us all that will not be filled until our reunion in Heaven.
Cindy was an incredible person. She was a selfless person, always putting others before herself. She attempted always to live in the Word, and to gently nudge others; sometimes with the aid of a wooden spoon, to do the same. Cindy enjoyed reading, music, and loved her profession as evidenced by her many clients and their loyal following.
Cindy was a long time member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, and grew to love Pastor Hosea Bilyeu and P.K. Hinkle. Cindy was also a member of Bible Study Fellowship for many years.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Ridgecrest Baptist Church located at 2210 W. Republic Road Springfield, MO on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, with the service immediately following at 6:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Hosea Bilyeu. Graveside services will be private the following day in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to GYN Cancer Alliance, C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue or SAAF House Rescue and Adoption.



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Born: November 14, 1958

Place of Birth: Springfield, MO

Death: September 19, 2012

Place of Death: Springfield, MO


Memorial donations may be made to:
C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue
SAAF House Rescue and Adoption

This memorial provided by:
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home