Thelma Marie Michael, 82

December 18, 2008

MARCH 1, 1926-DEC. 15, 2008

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Thelma Marie Michael, age 82, of Emmitsburg, Md., died on Monday morning, Dec. 15, 2008, at her home following an extended illness.

Born March 1, 1926, in Stanley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Scott D. and Irene M. (Jenkins) Harris.

She was the wife of the late Harvey Edward Michael, who predeceased her on Aug. 11, 2000.

She was employed as a clerk for 34 years by the Daughter's of Charity Religious Community at St. Joseph's Provincial House in Emmitsburg.


She was a member of St. Anthony's Shrine Parish in Emmitsburg.

Surviving are daughters, Doris M. Cornett of Hagerstown, Md., Connie L. Furhman of Hanover, Pa., and Barbara J. Little of Emmitsburg; siblings, James Harris of Rocky Ridge, Md., Wilson Harris of Nanticoke, Md., Glen Harris of Frederick, Md., Wanda May of Timberville, Va., and Martha Cooley of Frederick. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by siblings, Homer and Kent Harris, Florabell Nusbaum and Iva Mae Koontz.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, 16150 St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg. Interment will follow in the St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Emmitsburg.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave, Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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