Jeanette M. Thomas age 74 passed away Saturday Oct. 17, 2009 at the Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper IN. She was born April 10, 1935 in Lawrence Mass. to Albert and Mary (Carpenter) Tardiff. On Nov. 22, 1953 she married Marion Thomas and he survives.

Jeanette had lived in Petersburg for the past 44 years moving there from Martinsville, IN.
She had been a homemaker and salesperson for Fuller Brush for ten years. She was member of the Petersburg Church of the Nazarene where she sang in the church choir. She had been a volunteer with the Daviess County Hospital in Washington where she was a pink lady. She helped with the PTO as a member and a officer, and was also a 4H leader.

She is survived by a son Philip Thomas of Petersburg, two daughters; Mary Thomas, Winslow and Jean (Thomas) Smith, Petersburg, four grandchildren, Eric Smith, Jessica (Smith) Aldridge, Amy Mitchell, and Ethan Rolens, one great grandchild; Payton Readle, two brothers; Albert Tardiff and Leo Tardiff both of Florida, three sisters; Theresa Conner, Doris "Dee" Spencer and Jean Wallace, all of Florida.

She was preceded in death by two sons Jerry and Andrew Thomas, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday Oct. 21, 2009 at the Petersburg Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Michael P. Elliott officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday EDT and 9 a.m. EDT until service time Wednesday all at the Petersburg Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be at a later date. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City is handling the arrangements.