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February 5, 1934 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Effie Thomas 89 of Bruce Crossing passed away on October 17, 2023 at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee, MI.
She was born on February 5, 1934 to the late Thomas and Jennie (Pelkola) Metos.
Effie was united in marriage to the late Oscar Ivio. After his death, she married the late Steve Thomas. Effie loved to crotchet afghans, making literally hundreds over the years that were shared with friends and family. She was an enormous fan of Elvis Presley. Effie enjoyed cooking and baking pasties & cinnamon rolls. During her free time, she liked to watch games shows and her soap operas.
Effie is survived by her son Edward (Jodi) Ivio, daughter Dolores (Dan) Leppanen, grandchildren Kevin (Courtney) Ivio & Eric (Amy) Ivio, brothers Alex (Brenda) Metos of Bruce Crossing & Thomas Metos of Milwaukee, WI, sister Sylvia (Sam) Sain of Marquette, MI and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Oscar Ivio & Steve Thomas, brothers James, George, John & Robert Metos and sisters Mary (Tom) DeZur, Jenny (Bob) Koski, Katherine (Bill) Moilanen & Dorothy Metos.
Funeral services will take place 11 am Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel in Bruce Crossing, MI. Friends may call at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the start of the service. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery Bruce Crossing.
The Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel is assisting the family.