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Obituary for Lori M. Thomas (Chandler)

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)