Mary Kathryn Clark Risner Thomas, 59, was born June 6, 1949, in Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of Huey Franklin Clark and Mary Coleen Dawson Clark. She died July 28, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo.
She was united in marriage on Jan. 25, 1965, in Salem, Ark., to Gary Risner. She was united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1976, in Thayer Mo., to Carelton Thomas.
Kathy was a merchant, owning and operating the Hilltop Package Store in Lanton, Mo. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by seven grandchildren, Holli Risner, Chad Risner, Kim Holloway and Nick Holloway, all of Salem, Ark., and Braden Clark Campbell, Aden Johnson and A.J. Johnson all of Thayer, Mo.; one sister, Judy Lowe and husband, Glen of Sugarland, Texas; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Huey and Coleen Clark; two sons, Rodney Dale Risner and Clark Chad Risner; and one brother, Lonnie Clark.
Memorial services were held Aug. 1 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.