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Thousands attend funeral for Iowa football coach


PARKERSBURG (KWWL) - Thousands of mourners have filled a Parkersburg church and nearby community center for the funeral of a beloved high school football coach who was shot and killed last week.

A line of mourners stretched around the corner of First Congregational Church as people waited to get inside for funeral of Ed Thomas.

Many others were filling up a community center, where a remote broadcast of the service was available, and audio was being piped out to a parking lot.

In addition to local mourners, members of football teams wearing jerseys from high schools across the state are attending.

Thomas was killed at the Aplington-Parkersburg High School's temporary weight room last week. Police charged 24-year-old Mark Becker with first-degree murder.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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