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Thomas Murray Cady

January 13, 1949 — March 24, 2022

Kansas City, Missouri

Thomas Murray Cady went to be with his Lord and Savior at age 73, on March 24, 2022. Thomas was born January 13, 1949.   We rejoice with him that he is now seeing the Lord face to face!

Thomas’ parents grew up in the Carthage area, with  grandparents, aunts and uncles nearby.  His father, Norman Cady, died in 2000.  His mother died a few years later of Alzheimer’s.  His parents accepted the Lord at the Trinity Lutheran Church after Thomas was grown. Thomas never married.

At age four a kind neighbor gave him a Bible. She also prayed for him and did many kind things for him over the years. He loved her and often spoke of her good influence.

Thomas was a hippie as a young adult and played guitar in a band. When he decided to quit that lifestyle he went to work in the psychiatric ward of a hospital in southern Kansas City to help people with addictions.

He was drafted into the Army after the Vietnam War was over. After his Army service he accepted the Lord as Savior. He hated flying, never flew except when the Army sent him home by plane at the end of his service.

He attended First Calvary Baptist Church where he met Lee and Cindy Sparks who became friends and  sang in their church choir. When Lee worked on a River Market Outreach with Olivet around 2002 he volunteered to run the helium machine for balloons. Susan Edwards was helping, and met Thomas there for the first time. Every time she gave a child a balloon, he was ready with two more! Thomas’ sense of humor made her laugh. Thomas loved to tease his good friend Alice Claire Butler at Roanoke Baptist about her age since she was 23 years older than Thomas. He loved picnics, and never missed Olivet’s annual Sunday School picnic!

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service eleven years delivering mail routes in Shawnee, Kansas. When he retired from the post office, he took classes at KU in Lawrence in psychology, then went to work for KU Med in the psychiatric ward. As time passed, Thomas felt therapeutic methods began to change in a way that did not benefit the patients, so he quit.  He was then hired as a guard at The Nelson Atkins Art Museum. He decided he wanted to learn to play the piano about that time, bought a Yamaha and took lessons at UMKC.  He practiced classical and Brazilian music which he loved, every day.  He never quit playing until he became too weak.

Thomas loved the Lord. He loved to read all the different translations of the Word and had started reading commentaries. He bought several sets, as well as many individual commentaries on single books of the Bible.  He listened to Christian radio programs all day at home. He was a prayer warrior who interceded for needs he learned about, and for those who asked him for prayer. He was very concerned about the lost who don’t know Jesus as Savior and friend. The friendship the Lord gave Thomas and Susan Edwards, who became his best friend in his final decade, was a great blessing to both.

Memorials may be made to Shawnee Mission Christian School.

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