|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2013|
SPRINGFIELD - Thelma (Woodmansee) Latour, 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Born in Upper Jay, NY on February 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Rev. C. M. and Bertha (Hayes) Woodmansee. She graduated from high school in Bennington, VT and from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY and became Head Nurse in Pediatrics at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. She attended Russell Sage College and Duke University for nursing administration and nursing education, and worked as a staff nurse in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center becoming Head Nurse and Pediatric Nursing Instructor at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. After marrying and raising her family, she became Charge Nurse and Inservice Coordinator at the United Methodist Homes in Lewisburg, PA. Thelma worked as the Assistant Director of Social Services at Lewisburg's Evangelical Community Hospital until her retirement in 1984. Thelma ("Woodie" to many friends) was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert A. Latour, Sr. in 2010. They met and married in Albany, NY and moved to Lewisburg, PA where Bob was the Swimming Coach and later Athletic Director at Bucknell University. After retirement, they moved to Wilbraham, where Thelma was an active member of the Wilbraham United Church. She served as a Deacon and for many years on the Called to Care Committee. She loved her family, reading, writing, hiking and travel. She was proud of her Mayflower ancestry and of her grandfather James Woodmansee, called "The Ohio Poet." She will be sadly missed by her daughter Carol Piel and son-in-law Alfred of Wilbraham, her son Robert Latour, Jr. and daughter-in-law Pam of Clemson, SC, five grandchildren; Nathaniel, Adam and Michael Piel, Jessica Stack and her husband Banning, and Rebekah Latour, nephews; Dennis and Ken Woodmansee, Bruce and Allen Latour and their families and nieces; Sally Lippincott and Leslie Lee and families. She was predeceased by her brother Philip Woodmansee. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Family and friends may meet for Thelma's Funeral Service at Wilbraham United Church on Tuesday, May 14th at 11:00 am followed by burial in Woodland Dell Cemetery. A Memorial Service at Reeds Landing will also be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095.
Ciscero M Woodmansee (1876 - 1925)
Bertha Jane Hayes Woodmansee (1891 - 1952)
Robert A Latour (1925 - 2010)
Thelma Woodmansee Latour (1924 - 2013)
Philip R. Woodmansee (1925 - 1995)*
Woodland Dell Cemetery
Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: May 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109972871
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