Thelma B. Hood, 86, of Mount Airy, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 21, 1926, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marguerite Schlicker Herche. She was the wife of the late Walter "Buddy" K. Hood Sr., who predeceased her on July 1, 2000.
She worked as a manager clerk for the C & P Telephone Company for many years. She enjoyed working on crafts, especially crocheting, quilting, ceramics and making beaded jewelry. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and, during her later years, reading.
She was a breast cancer
survivor. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy.
She is survived by sons Walter K. Hood Jr. and wife Cathy; Brian Hood Sr. and wife, Leighann, all of Mount Airy; grandchildren Dawn McFarland and husband Rodney, of Winchester, Va.; C. Eric Hood and wife, Chelsea, of Essex; Jamie Unger and wife Mindy, of Westminster; and Brian Hood Jr., Jamison Hood and Kinsey Hood, all of Mount Airy; and great-grandchildren Gabrielle Q. McFarland, Chase M. Unger and Jacoby J. Unger.
She was predeceased by brother John R. Herche; and four sisters Catherine Dells, Charlotte Miller, Dorothy Robosson and Ruth O'Neill.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Larsen, of Calvary United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to
, Attn: Donor Services. PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Online condolences may be offered at www.staufferfuneralhome.com
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