Thelma Marie (Brown) Troup, 101, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.
Born Jan. 24, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Mamie (Baker) Alexander.
Mrs. Troup had worked as a seamstress for the Dorbey and L'Aiglon dress factories.
She was a member of the Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, where she had served as her class treasurer for many years. She also was a charter member of the Fairplay Ladies Auxiliary and past president of the Fairplay School PTA.
Mrs. Troup is survived by three children, Melodie L. Frey of Boonsboro, Calvin A. Brown and wife, Sue, of Hagerstown and Paul A. Brown and wife, Lois, of Boonsboro; stepdaughter, Wanda Fox and husband, Frank, of Lancaster, Pa.; two sisters, Teresa Tasker and husband, Jack, of Keyser, W.Va., and Faye Hayes of Hagerstown; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Brown; her second husband, Earl Troup; a son, Kenneth J. Brown; a granddaughter, Karen Pheabus; a sister, Anna Kent; a brother, Harold Alexander; and a son-in-law, James Frey.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Joy Zepp officiating.
Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713, or to the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Department, 18002 Tilghmanton Road, Fairplay, MD 21733.