Janet Thomas
Janet Thomas
  • August 26, 1926 - June 17, 2011
  • Staunton, Virginia

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Mrs. Janet Pirkey Thomas, a resident of Staunton, died at 6:50 Friday morning, June 17, 2011 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A daughter of the late Marion F. and Mamie Grimm Pirkey, she was born in the Harriston community, and lived all of her life in Augusta County. Mrs. Thomas had worked for 40 years at DuPont, and retired as a supervisor in 1985. She was a member of Staunton AGLOW; Woodmen of the World; Order of the Eastern Star and volunteered at Augusta Expoland. She attended Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren and was a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church.

On Aug. 6, 1946 she married John J. Thomas, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Delores Thomas Cash and her husband, Darris, of Staunton; three grandchildren, D. W. Cash, II and his wife, Kelley, of Staunton; Daryl Cash of Staunton; and Danielle Myers of Staunton; four great-grandchildren, Skylar Lyman, Brodie Cash, Brogan Cash and Matt Myers; three brothers, Howard Pirkey of Crimora; Jake Pirkey of Waynesboro; and John Pirkey of Staunton; and a very special friend, Lester Michael. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Newland, Nellie Thompson and Annie Scrogham and one brother, Charlie Pirkey.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 Sunday evening, June 19, 2011 at the Lindsey Weyers Cave Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Galen Combs officiating. Interment will be in Augusta Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to the Thomas family at www.lindseyweyerscave.com