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    Thomas Edward Shay, 83, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center. 
    Thomas was born December 15, 1928 to John ‘Clem’ and Winifred Shay. He was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked as a salesman and supervisor for the Metz Baking Company. Thomas never knew a stranger and loved to share stories and jokes with everyone he met.
    Thomas will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; daughter, Teresa (Howard) Montgomery; sons, Michael Shay, and Jerry Shay; grandchildren, Brandon Montgomery and Patrese Montgomery; sisters, Catherine Mulcahy, Marilyn Shay and twin brother, John Shay. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Shay, and sister, Margaret Kettle.
    A memorial visitation was held Monday, April 23, 2012, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Inurnment was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
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