• In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Bill Thomas Children's College Fund, and make checks payable to Maria Thomas, 6600 NE Antioch, and Gladstone, Missouri 64119.
  • Maria Thomas
    Bill Thomas Children's College Fund
    6600 NE Antioch Rd.
    Gladstone, MO 64119

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Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie, and Riley you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. We've all experienced a loss with Bill's passing but your sense of loss is most profound. Hopefully the outpouring of love and support will help in the midst of this loss in some small way. I also hope that hearing how Bill impacted others will help as you see even more clearly the man he was.

I worked with Bill at CA. I was his direct manager.

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Posted by: Bruce Clark - St. Louis, MO - Friend and co-worker   Feb 07, 2013

Dear Thomas Family,

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father and husband. May you all find peace, and cherish the memories that you had together.

With deep sympathy,
Judie Richey

Posted by: Judie Richey - Kansas City, MO - Teacher of Mackenzie, friend   Feb 05, 2013

My prayers are with you Maria and family. Bill was a very special person professionally and personally. He will be missed by many. May GOD help and bless you all through this difficult period.

Posted by: Donna Thornton - Lawson, MO - Collegue   Feb 05, 2013

Dear Maria and family,
We extend condolences to you on the loss of your loved one, Bill. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of the Benedictine College community. May God grant you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Posted by: Kathy Garrison - Atchison, KS - Alma Mater, Benedictine College   Feb 05, 2013

I worked with Bill @ AOS. He was constantly on his phone working a deal with a customer, but, you never saw him in a bad mood. His laugh, his smile and that hornery grin were infectious. There was more than one time I'd be stressed or in a bad mood about something, and after talking to Bill for a couple of minutes, the bad mood and stress would have just vanished. He was one of those people that by

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Posted by: Robert Pavitt - Kansas City, MO - Co-worker   Feb 05, 2013

Sincere, Witty, Competitive, and Genuine. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Carrie Kaifes-Lally - Kansas City, KS - 1981 Classmate Bishop Ward   Feb 05, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about this loss. he was a good husband, father and person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be in our thoughts often.

Posted by: Jaime Clark - Bonner Springs, KS   Feb 05, 2013


I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill at CA for about a year and it's been a great experience working with someone with such a fun sense of humor. Bill was able to see the positive during the difficult times and helped our team succeed time and time again. Although my interaction with Bill has only been over the phone I can say his kindness coupled with his intelligence will surely be missed. I remember

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Posted by: Stefana Muller - Babylon, NY - Bill's co-worker at CA   Feb 05, 2013

Dearest Maria and family ~
We were so terribly sad to hear of your loss and we send you are sincerest wishes for peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. As you celebrate Bill's life and move forward, may your memories of him and the support from each other steady you and bring you acceptance and strength to live on in the light he has left in this world. Keeping you in our prayers ~
The Albee-Williams Family

Posted by: Deborah Albee - Woodstock, IL - Maria's cousin   Feb 05, 2013

Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie & Riley,
We are heartbroken by the sudden loss of your Husband and Dad. Bill was a special man, indeed. You three children are a testament to the man that he was. We hope that you have been able to find some comfort in the support of your wonderful family. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
All our love,
Denny, Colleen, Courtney & Delaney

Posted by: Colleen Stuhlman - Kansas City, MO - friend   Feb 05, 2013