Thomason celebrated on 102nd birthday


BUCKHANNON — A local woman celebrated her 102nd birthday on Thursday, September 1. Lenora Thomason enjoyed a drive-by birthday parade, which was hosted by her neighbors in Country Club Estates, where she has resided since 2001. Learn more about Thomason and her special birthday below.

Lenora Thomason was born on September 1, 1920, in Randolph County. She is a daughter of the late Blaine and Lucy Currence Shockey. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy W., son Roy Jr., and son-in-law Clyde. Those losses have not slowed her down and she was delighted to have her neighbors and family with her to celebrate her special day.

Chief Deputy Sheriff, and neighbor, Mike Coffman led the parade followed by other neighbors. They drove by in decorated golf cars, cars, trucks, scooters, bicycles, as well as adults and children walking. The parade was planned by Linda Feola and Debbie Weese.

Thomason really enjoyed the parade and was happy to wave to all her neighbors that came out to help celebrate her birthday. Some of Thomason’s favorite activities include reading and working word-search puzzles. She is also a faithful watcher of shows such as Jeopardy and The Wheel.

Thomason has a large family including her son Charlie and daughter-in-law Sheila of Buckhannon, daughter Katie Thomason Howes of Buckhannon, daughter-in law Betty Thomason of Clarksburg and grandchildren Randy (Debbie) Howes, Ed (Carol) Howes of Buckhannon, Debbie (Donnie) Bonner of Adrian and Marty (Karen) Thomason of Mt. Clare.

Thomason also has 11 great-grandchildren including Jamie Howes (Eddie)Rowan, Cody Howes, Jared (Kirsten) Howes, Garrett Howes, Zephanie Howes (Eric) Hollister, Seth (Bri) Bonner, Logan Bonner (fiancé Chloe), Brittany Bonner (Kirk) Knabenshue, Jordan Thomason (Adam) Johnson, Ashton Thomason and Brayden Thomason.

It doesn’t stop there as Thomason also has five great-great grandchildren Gracie Rowan, Lily Rowan, Charlie Ann Howes, Khloe Hollister and Mason Hollister.

Happy 102nd Birthday Lenora Thomason!

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