|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2013|
Thelma L. (Abbitt) McConnell, 90, Bloomington, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving and caring family.
Thelma was born on Sunday, December 17, 1922, In Monroe County, Indiana, to the late William and Loretta (Ridgway) Abbitt.
The third of seven children, Thelma is survived by daughters, Barbara McConnell of Bloomington and Tamara (McConnell) Stikeleather and her beloved son-in-law James of Spencer; son, Raymond McConnell of Gosport; sister, Georgia (Abbitt) Lucas of Mesa, Arizona; brother, Howard Abbitt of Spencer; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Frank McConnell; sisters, Violet (Abbitt) Hassler, Joan Abbitt, Rosie Abbitt and one infant; grandchildren, Michelle Danielle Stikeleather and Jimi Don Stikeleather; and her could do no wrong dog Crosby preceded her in death.
Thelma was a group leader at RCA and worked for Food Services at Indiana University.
After Thelma's husband Frank passed away she raised three children by herself. She loved visiting with everyone who came into her life, she had an open door. Thelma loved working in the garden, picnics and camping out as she travelled across the USA and visiting several countries. She even conquered the Great Wall of China!
Thelma's cooking was second to none from BLT's to cutting windows and doors into toast. You ordered it she fixed it for you with a smile.
Thelma's house was a sight to see at Christmas with Santa falling off of the roof and the dancing skeleton in her front yard at Halloween.
Thelma will be missed forever and always by her family and friends she has left behind.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Costin Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be on Monday prior to the funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m.
Thelma will be laid to rest in Clear Creek Cemetery in Clear Creek, Indiana on June 10, 2013.
Costin Funeral Chapel - June 7, 2013
William Harvey Abbitt (1893 - 1948)
Loretta Ridgeway Abbitt (1901 - 1971)
Frank H McConnell (1919 - 1959)
Thelma L Abbitt McConnell (1922 - 2013)
Abbitt (1928 - 1928)*
Wanda Joan Abbitt (1936 - 1994)*
Clear Creek Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 07, 2013
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Rest in Peace in the Eternal Light of Christ.|
God Bless ღ ~ Sandra ~
Added: Feb. 2, 2014
Thelma loved flowers. She grew the biggest sunflower I have ever seen! She was also a caregiver to people as she doted on me, her baby sister, her own children, husband Frank, her former landlord Mr. Collins, her mother, and sisters Rosie and Joan. Rosie...(Read more)|
Georgia Abbitt Lucas
Added: Jan. 21, 2014