Thelma Marion Bartholf (1930 - 2014)

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Thelma Marion Bartholf

AGE: 83 • Glen Mills, PA

Of Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 14th.

Thelma was born in Havertown, PA and spent all of her life in Delaware and Chester Counties. She was employed in her early years as a comptometer operator for the Bond Bread Company. Since the late 1960's, she was a devoted homemaker.

Thelma is predeceased by her parents, Ira and Elva Bisbing; her siblings, Dudley Bisbing and Marjorie Bisbing Geckle; her husband of 43 years, Albert V. Bartholf, Sr; her son Stephen Fala; and grand-daughter, Lauren Lowe. She is survived by her siblings, Jean Bisbing Foy and Wesley Bisbing. Her children, Cheryl F. Lowe (Dale) and Douglas Fala (Stephanie); 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Thelma was also a loving aunt and friend to many.

Thelma was a long-time member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Claymont, DE. She was an active member of a Women's Bible Study Circle at Trinity. She enjoyed square dancing, games, puzzles, cross stitch, and her new passion, art.

A special thanks to the many years of devotion and loving care provided by her grand-daughter, Jamie Hummell.

Services will be held on Monday July 21st at 12:00 PM at MCCRERY & HARRA FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike ( Rt 202 South of Silverside Road) Wilmington, DE. 19803. Friends and family are welcome to visitation immediately prior from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE. To send condolences visit:

Funeral Home
McCrery & Harra Funeral Home
3924 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-2204
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Published in The News Journal from July 18 to July 20, 2014