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James Thomas, Shanna Thomas


James and Shanna Thomas

December 8, 1966 — May 16, 2020 (age 53)

December 28, 1971 — May 18, 2020 (age 48)

CORTLAND — James and Shanna Thomas passed away after being injured in a motorcycle accident on May 16.

James, 53, passed away not long after the accident. Shanna passed away on Monday, May 18.

Shanna was born in Akron on December 28, 1971 to Gary and Dorma (Wickline) Anneman.

Jim was born December 8, 1966 in Youngstown to Andrew and Donna (Williams) Thomas.

Jim and Shay were soulmates, and on March 26, 1990 they were united in marriage.

They were a team — Jim supporting the family as a mechanic  working for Gallo’s Auto Sales and Shanna managing the home.

They loved the outdoors. Camping and grilling out at Andy’s was a family favorite. Together, the loving couple were frequently found on the Harley. They were rarely ever apart actually.

Jim also enjoyed fishing, golfing, shooting pool and fixing anything with an engine.

Shanna enjoyed needlework, cooking, spending time under the sun on the boat and loving on her dog, Buddy, but most of all being a mom. 

Jim and Shanna are survived by their children Heather (Jesse) Humphrey, Jamie (Farhan) Choudhry, James Andrew Thomas and Rebecca Garrett; grandson Jesse “JJ” Humphrey, Jr.; Shanna’s mother, Dorma Anneman; and Jim’s father, Andrew Thomas.

They also are survived by Shanna’s siblings: Cindy Anneman, Brenda (Robert) Smith, Tim Goett, Tina Caldwell and Tony Goett; and Jim’s sister Andrea (Adam) Babcock.

They were preceded in death by Shanna’s father Gary Anneman, stepfather Jerry Johnson and sister Sharon Anneman; and Jim’s mother Donna Craig and brother Timothy Thomas.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. where social distancing will be practiced with a limited number of friends visiting inside at one time at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Cortland. Those attending should plan to wait in vehicles for direction from the funeral home staff.

A private family service will be held with burial at All Souls Cemetery.

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