Thelma Lefort

12/18/2012

Thelma "Tommy" Lefort, 82, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her home in Garden City.

Thelma "Tommy" Lefort, 82, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her home in Garden City.

She was born March 21, 1930, in Garden City, to George and Evelyn Chambers Metz. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1948.

On Sept. 5, 1948, she married Louis Lefort Sr. in Dodge City.

A lifetime resident of Garden City, Mrs. Lefort was a homemaker. She later worked as a cook and then a librarian for USD 457. She also was a co-owner of Pour House Ceramics. She enjoyed quilting, scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Reme Lefort and wife Debbie, Louis Lefort Jr. and wife Susan, Lena Munoz and Marie Hamill, all of Garden City; a sister, Charlotte Bruington of Valley Mills, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Her husband died March 2, 1997. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joe Lefort; a brother, George Metz Jr.; and a great-grandson.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City.

Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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