Susan Thomas, age 81, of East Tawas, MI, formerly of Marlette, MI, died Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI. Susan Jeanette Spencer was born May 9, 1941 in Salina, KS. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and the late Sarah (Cook) Spencer. She grew up near Wayne, MI. She attended high school in Detroit and completed her nursing training through Wayne State University School of Nursing.

Susan married Ernest John Thomas on May 28, 1960 in Marlette, MI. Susan was a Registered Nurse and worked at Marlette Community Hospital briefly. She was a homemaker most of her life, raising their children.

Susan would regularly volunteer to assist the American Red Cross blood drives. They moved to East Tawas in 1989.

Susan is survived by her daughters, Pegi Thomas of Imlay City, MI and Karyn McClew of Bessemer, AL; her grandchildren, Jayson McClew, Justin (Rebecca) McClew, and Steven (Ashley) Thomas; and by great-grandchildren, Haylie, Sophia, Scarlett and Asher.

She was preceded in death by husband, Ernest Thomas; brothers, Roger Spencer and Ron Spencer; and her sister, Alice Talley.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

There are currently no funeral service or celebration of life plans at this time.

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