About In Memory of Lori Thomas

Lori's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends and family donate to this fund at Be Head Strong, in her memory. Be Head Strong supports brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Thank you in advance for helping remember Lori in this meaningful way! If you would prefer to donate by check, you can mail those to: Be Head Strong, PO Box 25525, Overland Park, KS 66225. (Tax ID: 71-0899918).


Lori Thomas63, 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 www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600).