Vernita Roxy Thomas

Vernita Roxy Thomas, 61, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away February 13, 2017 at Northcare Hospice House from kidney failure. Ms. Yoffie-Thomas was born August 31, 1955 in Topeka, Kansas. Daughter of Martha Jane and William Francis Proctor.
Roxy was a loving wife to Robbie Thomas. They were both very active in organizing and facilitating Shriner’s events and fundraisers. Roxy worked in reupholstery and furniture sales for many years. Roxy owned, operated, and loved working at her business, “Great Skate Train.” She loved her family and was an organ donor.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Thomas, sister Pat Thomas, Mary Doty, Jean Armstrong, and her parents.
Survivors include her son Rusty Carroll, grandchildren Chad and Raylee Carroll, brothers Harold Patterson and Merle Gene Proctor, and sisters Nancy Higgins and Odette Hugues.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ainad Shriners Temple in East St. Louis.


  1. Rhonda Metcalf on February 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    With our fond memories of roxy. Rest In Peace dear Roxy. Our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Rhonda Metcalf

  2. Jennifer Brockman on February 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I’m going to really miss you! Peace to you and may your family always cherish their memories. Thoughts, prayers and love for the family, you lost a great woman.

  3. Amy Reichart on February 16, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    We really loved having you as a neighbor and a friend. I’m sure going to miss your laugh and wit. Rest in peace Roxy

  4. Julie Perkins on February 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Roxy, matron of honor at my wedding all those years ago in Topeka. I regret not having kept in touch. You will be missed by all.

  5. Jean Doty on February 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Remembering you at Mary’s memorial you weren’t feeling well then you are surely going to be missed by your family love to all that are going through this loss

  6. Marie Dennis on April 28, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I love you and miss you were the best friend i ever had you were basically my mother you always took care of me when ever you could Just want to let you know I love you very much

  7. Marie on January 31, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Well it’s almost been a year since you died and although I don’t think as much about you I still find my thoughts going to you in times of need. I saw a for sale sign on your house a couple weeks ago. When I think of you I always cry because I will always love you. you helped me so much but I feel so guilty I never got to see you before you died cause the day I was going to see you they said you died

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