Lori Thomas

Lori M. Thomas (Chandler)

Thursday, October 6th, 1955 - Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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Lori Thomas, 63, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on the morning of October 5, 2019, after a year-long battle with brain cancer. A visitation will be held from 2:30-4:00 p.m. followed by a 4:00 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, October 12, at Lee’s Summit Community of Christ Congregation, 1101 Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit, MO. She attended Graceland University from 1973-74; Kansas City College of Medical and Dental from 1975-76; and Longview Community College from 1998-2000, where she earned her Associate of Arts in Physical Sciences. During her career, she worked as a Medical Assistant, mainly in the field of Gastroenterology; as well as Flowers by Lori, where she specialized in arrangements for weddings and any occasions. She was a long-time member of the Messiah Choir. Lori was a lifetime member of the Community of Christ, and was always very active, helping with youth groups (Zions League), summer camps, and had served as a music director. Lori was preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Ackley) Chandler. She is survived by her loving husband, Byron Thomas; father, Stanley Chandler; children, Keely Cardwell and husband Casey, Chris Thomas and wife Morgan; grandson, Cohen Cardwell; and siblings, Rae Jean Bolster, Gary Chandler and Kitty Shields. Online condolences may be expressed at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Lee's Summit Community of Christ
    1101 NE Independence Avenue
    Lee's Summit 64086
  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 4:00pm
    Lee's Summit Community of Christ
    1101 NE Independence Avenue
    Lee's Summit 64086
  • Interment

    Body Donation to KU Medical Center

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Private Condolence

Myra Faith

Posted at 11:44am
My deepest condolences to Byron, Keely and Chris as well as the rest of Lori’s family. I have always admired Lori with her many talents and her true love for all people. She truly lived her faith. My fondest memory of Lori was many years ago when our kids ( who grew up together) were still young. We road together to Camp Donaphin for a women’s retreat. We got to really share and get to know each other better without distractions. She was so loved by so many, including our family. My heart goes out to all who loved Lori, a light to so many, a true Christian, now in the arms of our Jesus.

Kathy Honas Weidinger

Posted at 07:55pm
Kathy Honas Weidinger
Our families were close growing up as a child and I recently reconnected with Lori on Facebook. I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

MaryAnn Stanton-Manuel

Posted at 11:21pm
Our deepest condolences to the Chandler and Thomas families. The Stanton family spent many years interacting with the Chandlers while we lived in Sylvania, Ohio and have many happy memories of our time spent together. Words can not express how saddened we all are at the news of Lori's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. MaryAnn Stanton-Manuel

Leslie Rogers

Posted at 10:02pm
Sending love and support to you Byron and your family. Lori was such a loving wonderful woman. We had not been aware of her diagnosis. I am so sorry that I am scheduled to work a 12 hour shift on Saturday, and Allen will be attending another memorial service for a church member from Grandview that is scheduled Saturday afternoon. We pray for peace in the days and weeks ahead.
Allen and Leslie Rogers

Shelby Williams

Posted at 08:45pm
Sending love to the family - I'm so sorry for your loss.

Diane Reynolds Posted at 06:13pm

Byram, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God’s comfort and peace be with you now and always.

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