Thoma May Jirles, 65 of Zanesville passed away at 11:15 am, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Adams Lane Care Center, Zanesville.
Thoma was born February 11, 1948 in Zanesville the daughter of Helen (Hanifan) Mercer of Zanesville and the late Donald Wakefield Mercer. Thoma previously worked for Frischâ€™s Big Boy Restaurant and for Bethesda Hospital for numerous years. She is a member of the North Terrace Church of Christ.
Thoma is survived by her mother Helen Mercer of Zanesville, her twin brother Thomas H. (Barbara) Mercer of North Carolina, her three sisters Patricia (Jerry) Ballard of Nashport, Joyce Ellen Dotson and Pamela Mercer of Texas and her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, Thoma is preceded in death by her sister Barbara Kay Mercer and her husband James J. Jordan.
A viewing for Thoma will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 10 am to 11 am at the Farus Funeral Home of Duncan Falls where funeral services will begin at 11 am with Pastor William L. Meaige. She will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery.