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Charlotte Thomas


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Charlotte Thomas Obituary
Thomas, Charlotte
1933 - 2018
Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth "Betsy" Milne Thomas of Landenberg, PA went to be with the Lord on 25 January 2018. She died peacefully in her sleep following a long battle with cancer. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 50 years Richard Denison Thomas in 2006. Born on October 10, 1933 in Simsbury, Connecticut, to Gerald and Charlotte Adelaide (Tomlinson) Milne, Betsy graduated from Oberlin College in 1955. Betsy and Richard made their home in Columbus, Ohio for many years. Betsy's impact on young people was profound as an elementary education teacher and volunteer for 57 years. In her later years, she returned to the classroom again as an avid student with various life-long learning programs in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She was an accomplished pianist and organist and provided Sunday worship music for many churches including Glen Echo and Indianola Presbyterian churches, Columbus Ohio, Mill Creek Presbyterian, WV, and The Lodge at Old Trail, Crozet Virginia. She also accompanied several ensembles in Columbus, Ohio and was a regular at the annual Hallelujah Chorus. Her commitment to the mission work of Tyrand Cooperative Ministries in Mill Creek, WV was an inspiration for many to help those in need in the Tygart Valley, WV. An avid hiker and camper, she was most happy on the trail, identifying wild flowers with her dogs at her side. She is survived by her children, Mrs. Jennifer Harrison and Captain Chris Thomas USN (ret); Grandchildren, Mrs. Elizabeth New, Lt Eric Thomas USN and Miss Heather Thomas; and great grandchildren Charles, Kelly and Craig New. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries Inc. P.O. Box-365, Mill Creek, WV 26280 in memory of Betsy. A memorial service will be held in Mill Creek, WV in the spring.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 5, 2018
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