Thelma Louise Bisner Woolin, 93, of West Lafayette, and formerly of the Battle Ground and Rainsville areas, died at Indiana University Arnett Hospital in Lafayette at 12 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012, where she had been a patient since Monday.
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Thelma was born in Rainsville on June 10, 1919, the daughter of the late William and Dora Newman Cox, and attended Hooker, Rainsville and Pine Village Schools.
Thelma was first married to Anthony Perrin in 1936 and they later divorced. She later married Kenneth Bisner in Boswell in 1940 and he died in 1984. In 1987 she married Clarence Wolling in Montmorenci, and he preceded her in death in 1998.
Mrs. Woolin had worked at the Green Acres Restaurant, Woolworth's and later the former Holiday Inn North as a cook and salad person. She was a member of the Rainsville United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping at Sugar Mill Lake for 30 years as well as making chocolate candy for her family and socializing with the residents of Friendship House North.
Surviving is a son, James (Donna) Perrin of Lichtfield, Ariz.; three daughters, Judith K. (Harry) Kientz of Newport; Shirley (Richard) Fox of Attica, Janet (Roger) Karlstrand of Brookston; two step-daughters, Mary West of Arizona and Patty Martin of California; a step-son, George Wollin of California; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bisner, of West Lafayette; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Bisner.
Services were at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Oxford with the Rev. Linda Sproull officiating. Interment was at Rainsville Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.
Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Inc. - Oxford
102 West Luin Street
Oxford, IN 47971
Published in Review Republican on Dec. 21, 2012