Nell Thomas

Nell Thomas, age 78, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at her home in Cadiz, KY.  Mrs. Thomas began her career as a Emergency Medical Technician in 1977 at Trigg Co. Hospital in Cadiz, KY.  In 1979, she became the service director of the Trigg Co. Ambulance Service and held that position for 27 years until her retirement in 2006.  She was a member of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association and in 1997 was awarded EMT of the year.  Nell was an active member of the Trigg Co. community where she was the recipient of many awards & honors, namely, the Daughters Of the American Revolution Community Service award, Cadiz/Trigg Co. Chamber of Commerce Good Samaritan award, Woodman of the World Honor award & the Sons of the American Revolution Emergency Medical Service award.  She participated in the Trigg Co. Relay For Life where she had served as honorary co-chair & committee member, was a member of the Trigg Co. Red Cross Chapter where she taught CPR & first aid classes & was a member of Liberty Point Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY.  One organization, in particular, held a special fondness for Nell, the Trigg Co. Toys for Tots.  She founded & organized the Toys for Tots in 1980 & was an active participant with the Trigg Co. Ambulance Department in providing Christmas for families in the Trigg Co. community, even after her retirement in 2006.  Most of all, Nell, had a passion for public service & friendship. She is survived by: Two Daughters- Debbie Boone, Cadiz, KY, Tammy Phillips & husband, Frankie, Cadiz, KY, Three Grandchildren- John Boone, Matthew Phillips & Brandy Morris, Six Great Grandchildren, One Sister - Kathy Payton & husband, Lyndell, Cadiz, KY & Special Friends- Vonnie Holsapple & Donna Baggett.  She was preceded in death by: Parents - Robert & Catherine Humphries Skillian, Husband - Albert Thomas, One Brother - Robert Layton Skillian & One Son-In-Law- Johnny Boone.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on  Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  Funeral  Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at  2:00 PM Thursday, June 4, 2015 with the Reverend Wayne Glass officiating & Frank Boone & Donna Baggett providing a eulogy.  Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: Trigg Co. Toys for Tots, PO Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211 or Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Cadiz, KY 42211.

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Mrs Nell will truly be missed, she was kind and she did so much for our community. You will be in my prayers.
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