Thelma G ShepperlySeptember 4, 1936
Mrs. Thelma G. Shepperly of Georgetown and formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully in the care of her family and the Delaware Hospice Center on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was 81 years old.
Mrs. Thelma was born in Baltimore, MD on September 4, 1936. She is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Ada Mills, her biological parents, Harry and Julia Sullivan Robinson, her beloved husband, Donald J. Shepperly who passed on October 9, 2016, two sisters, Bessie Graham and Hazel McIlvrid as well as a brother-in-law, Wallace Pusey.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of Chi Chester Wesleyan Church in Boothwyn, PA and loved going on trips with her church family. Thelma was a patient and kind person, an amazing grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Frey and her husband Jeffrey of Georgetown, DE; two sisters, Nancy Pusey of Media, PA and Edith Cross and her husband Thomas of Claymont, DE; two nephews, Thomas Cross and John Graham and a niece Linda Racine. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Chelsie Rathfon and her husband Trevor and two great grandchildren Leighonna Lynn and Trenton Lee who were a very special part of Thelma’s life.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM for a time of viewing and visitation. Burial will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
Flowers are welcome or donations in Thelma’s memory can be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
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