Mildred R. Thomas, 88, of Columbia, formerly of Kansas City, passed away Thursday January 28, 2010. Mildred was born February 4, 1921 in Holts Summit and lived in Kansas City for many years before moving to Columbia in January 2009. She worked at Merchant Bank and was a faithful member of Unity Church for many years. Survivors include one brother, Jasper Simmons of Holt Summit, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Mildred was preceded in death by her sister, Hilda Simmons; and brother, Robert L. Simmons. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010, followed by services at 12 p.m. at the Park Lawn Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234.