Thelma M. Thompson, 98

OCT. 20, 1913-AUG. 8, 2012

August 08, 2012

Thelma M. (Hanes) Thompson, 98, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 20, 1913, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Maurice A. and Susie E. (Sullivan) Hanes. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, William Wheeler and Richard Thompson.

Thelma was a lifetime member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Brownsville, Md.

She worked as a head teller for National Savings and Trust Bank in Washington D.C., retiring after 20 years of service.

She was a former member of Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens.

Thelma is survived her brother, Glenn Hanes Sr. of Yarrowsburg, Md.; her special caregiver, Deborah and her husband, Dave Witmer, of Boonsboro, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Thelma was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise Chapman, B. Elizabeth Thompson, Madeline Brooks and Luella Hanes; and four brothers, Thomas Hanes, Maurice Hanes Jr., Gerald Hanes and Lindy Hanes.

A funeral ceremony will be Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville. The Rev. Alan M. Smith will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715 or Brownsville Church of the Brethren Youth.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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