Margaret Eloise Thomas “Tommy” Olexa, age 90, of Morgantown, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Orlando, FL.
She was born June 18, 1929 in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Carson Emmett Thomas and the late Zelma (Perkins) Thomas.
Mrs. Olexa is survived by her daughter, Johnella Kilo of Orlando, FL and a sister-in-law, Sandra Thomas of Hurlock, MD; as well as her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Olexa; a son, John Brian Olexa; and her brother, Rev. Robert Lee Thomas.
Mrs. Olexa received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, and was employed as a Registered Nurse with Mon Health Medical System where she also taught nursing, as well as WVU Medicine - JW Ruby Memorial Hospital and Mapleshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Sabraton. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, TV shopping channels and watching the Hallmark Channel. Margaret was a very generous person, but a very strong individual who spoke her mind. A six-time cancer survivor, she was a dedicated wife and fantastic mother who will be dearly missed.
Friends may join the family to honor Margaret's life & legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Westover / Morgantown on Thursday, May 28th from 1-3 & 6-8 PM and again on Friday, May 29th from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM with Rev. Fa. Jerome G. Botsko officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband and son at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.
The Parastas service will be recited at 7:30 PM Thursday evening in the funeral home to conclude the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Tommy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Scleroderma Association.
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