Thelma J. Belcher
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Thelma J. Belcher, 90 our angel mother, passed on to a better place on August 15, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She fought with everything in her but the battle was just not to be won.
She was born to Howard and Edna Madaline (Miller) Scales on November 2, 1923 in Oakland City. She was the most loving, caring and generous soul anyone could ever know. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren completely and with her whole heart.
Thelma retired after 44 years with Potter and Brumfield on May 29, 1987. She was a member and past Madam President of the Eagles Auxiliary #361 and a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
She married Frank Belcher on June 24, 1944 and he preceded her in death on February 25, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Susan Elaine Belcher; one sister, Betty Jo Land; one brother, Buddy Scales; and two infant siblings, Ethel Louise and Michael.
Thelma is survived by her children, Dennis Beauchamp, of Florida; Michael Belcher, of Princeton; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Mark Mason, of Princeton; and son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Joy Belcher, of Petersburg; her nine grandchildren, Denise Collins, Michael Beauchamp, Dennis King, Karen Wallace, Kristi Stackhouse, Kim Dutton, Michael Wayne Belcher, Amanda Merritt, Sheri Nicole Rogers; one stepgrandson, Bobby Wright, and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and best friend, Frankie Scott, of Patoka; brothers, Donny Scales, of Patoka, Steve and Randy Scales, of Princeton and a sister, Janet Weidig, of Vincennes, and many much loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Gene Siverly officiating. Burial will follow in the Atkinson Chapel Cemetery near Oatesville. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charities that were important to her, the Shriner's Children's Hospital,
or the Salvation Army. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.
Colvin Funeral Home Inc
425 N Main St
Princeton, IN 47670
Published in Courier Press on Aug. 16, 2014