Thelma L. Stockslager

Thelma Louise Stockslager, 91, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at her residence.

Born on Feb. 1, 1921 in Richmond, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Kelch & Zelma (Goodwin) Duffield. Louise retired in 1980 after 25-plus years with Inland Manufacturing in Dayton. She was a 1938 graduate of Monroe Twp. High School in Preble County and served as church organist for many years at Wares Chapel and Lewisburg United Church of Christ, and was a member of the Lewisburg Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her sisters: Kathryn D. Lindsey in 1997 and Martha A. Shell in 2009.

She is survived by son: Marvin Kelly Birchfield, Lewisburg; sister: Beverly Ayes of Michigan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg. Arrangements Entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Area Council of Churches, Food Bank, c/o Donna Sturm - Treasurer, 5105 Glen Frank Drive, Lewisburg, OH 45338. Condolences may be sent to the family via the web site at

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411 North Commerce Street Lewisburg, OH 45338
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