|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1911|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2010|
Thelma Close, age 99 of Centerville, Iowa, died Monday, September 13, 2010 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born the daughter of Clarence and Georgie(Gutelius)Rucker on January 10, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. Thelma graduated in 1929 from Centerville High School in Centerville, Iowa, and later she earned her nursing degree from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Ottumwa, Iowa.
On July 3, 1937 she was united in marriage to Harry Close. Thelma was a private duty nurse and a floor nurse at the old St. Joseph Hospital in Centerville, Iowa. They later owned The Close Insurance Agency in Centerville.
Thelma is preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Harry Close on April 6, 1994, and a son-in-law; Steve Hanson.
She is survived by: daughter, Franceen Hanson of Conroy, Iowa.
There will be no services at this time as her body was donated to the University of Iowa's College of Medicine. A memorial service will be held later at the college in her name.
Her daughter would like to thank the staff at Centerville Nursing and Rehab and the staff at Care initiatives Hospice for their compassion and Care.
The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa is caring for Thelma and her family.
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: University of Iowa's College of Medicine.
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
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