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Katherine (Kathy) Lee Novak Thomas, 69 of Creston, IA passed on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA due to coronary complications.
Kathy was born June 1, 1952, in Mount Ayr, IA. She was the second child of George Mattias Novak and the late LaRetta LaVaun Brown Novak. Kathy graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1970 and entered Iowa Western Community College that fall, before entering the Air Force in 1971. While in the Air Force she married Richard Brancs. Kathy was employed at Texas Instruments in Massachusetts. After a divorce, Kathy married Andrew Thomas while working in Massachusetts before she and Andy moved to Winter Garden, FL to work there for Disney World. Kathy completed 40 years of employment before her retirement from Disney World in Florida. She also worked at Publix Grocery part-time.
Kathy was loved by her brothers and sisters: Georgia Walter of Wilbur, NE, James Novak of Tingley, IA, Susan Stein of Eagle Grove, IA, Jerry Novak of Creston, IA, and Jack Novak of Creston, IA and their spouses. She is cherished by many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by her husband, Andy Thomas; mother, LaRetta Novak; paternal grandparents, Cyril Celestine Novak and Maud Ages Kessler Novak and maternal grandparents, Walter Lee Brown and Aldah LaVaun Waggoner Brown.
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In lieu of flowers make a donation to Katherine Thomas fund.

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