Mary Ellen Thomas

          Mary  Ellen Thomas , 91, of  Ft. Johnson, NY passed away Monday September 10, 2018 at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, NY.  with her family at her side.

     Born in Texas on April 29, 1927 a daughter of the late Walter and Fannie Helmstetler Fuller. 

     Known affectionately as  as "murmur" to her family.  Mary Ellen was an amazing mother and took care of her children and grandchildren.  She loved being with and around her family and will be missed by all who knew her.  

She married Raymond S. Thomas Sr. on October 3, 1944.  He passed away on March 4,2000.

Mary Ellen met her husband while he was in the service in New Mexico and were married on the same day they met. She introduced him as "Tommy" to her family,  not Raymond,  and they were married 55 years.

   Survivors include her children, Raymond S. (Theresa) Thomas Jr.  of Perth, NY, George Thomas Sr. of Ft. Johnson,  Mary Ann (Marion) Kruger of Ft. Johnson,  and Betty Ellen (Rick) Knudsen of Johnstown.   One brother, Ornell Fuller of Roswell, NM.   Cherished grandchildren, David (Lisa) Kruger, Loni (David) Heinze, Becky Thomas- Hadley, Renee Martin, George Thomas Jr., Morgan Reinhart, Cheyenne Thomas, Richie and Helen Spicci, Rayann (Rob) Uebrick, JR Spicci, Tonya Spicci, Crystal and Wayne Oathout, Amanda (Rod) Oathout and Amy Thomas.  Many great grandchildren nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.   

She was predeceased by a son Frank Thomas and a sister,  Gerry Daves.    

A special thank you to Helen Spicci for the many hours spent with our “murmur” and for being so wonderful and supportive to her.      

     Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 15, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY with Father Neal Longe presiding.  Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, NY.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday September 14, 2018 from 4:00 to  7:00PM  at the funeral home .  Memorial Contributions may be made to The Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. (Home Delivered Meals Program) 135 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010.