Thelma D. Sartin
1926 - 2020
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Thelma D. Sartin, age 93 of Middletown passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 6, 2020.

Born on October 28, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edgar & Elsie (Eskridge) Deakyne. Thelma graduated from Middletown High School, Class of 1944.

She was married 63 years to Thomas W. Sartin whom preceded her in death in May 2007. Thelma worked side by side with him on the farm and at home. They traveled the eastern U.S. and she kept a detailed journal of each trip. She was very active in the St. Georges United Methodist Church. Thelma loved her family, her church and working outdoors. She was proud to keep track of birthdates and ages of family and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Thelma was also preceded in death by her brother Robert Deakyne.

She is survived by her daughters Linda S. Graham and her husband Rev. Ray F. Graham, and Barbara Kelly, her Grandchildren Ronald Kelly Jr., Glen Williams, Jr., Melanie Kelly, and Rebecca Johnson, Step Grandchildren Nathan Graham, and Erin Fogg, 10 Great Grandchildren, 7 Step Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great Grandson.

Services were held on Saturday, January 11th at 11 am, at the DANIELS & HUTCHISON Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, DE. Interment was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to St. Georges United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, St. Georges, DE 19733.
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Published in Middletown Transcript from Jan. 16 to Jan. 25, 2020.
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January 16, 2020
Linda - I remember your mother being one of the "room mothers" who, along with the teachers, accompanied the students on day trips in elementary school as well as being involved in other school functions. I send wishes of peace to you and your family.
Polly Brown
Friend
January 11, 2020
God took a Beautiful lady homeMy condolence
James (Daniel) Heeren
Friend
January 11, 2020
Linda and Ray,

My sympathies on the loss of your mother.

Jean Mahoney Sica
January 10, 2020
It is with great sorrow that I have learned of Thelmas passing. I have such memories of always enjoying conversation and kind heart at the many church functions from my youth. She was always so kind to the ornery young kid that I was. The smile in the obit picture captures her perfectly and I have joy knowing she and Tommy will now be eternally together. The family can rest easier knowing their examples of strength and righteousness, and the many pleasant memories Im sure you have.

Ed Lester
Ed Lester
Friend
January 9, 2020
Thelma was truly a wonderful person. Someone to try to emulate. We will miss her just as much as we have missed Tommy Sartin. Both good friends and neighbors. I admired them as individuals and as a couple. They both set a precedent for how people should treat one another and for how to be a loving couple. As you know there is air around you and earth below your feet, I know Thelma and Tommy are large and in charge in heaven. Gods right hand couple.
Doug and Carolyn Selway
Friend
January 9, 2020
I was sorry to hear about Thelma - I remember her from way back - with Miss Lillian and my grandmother. Then going to school with both Linda and Barbara. I remember your Dad with his tractor and wagon giving hay rides over at the St Georges Historical May fairs. I have to work Saturday but you will be in my thoughts.
Ruth Smith
January 9, 2020
My condolences to Barbara, Linda and family. Aunt Thelma was such an awesome lady and will be missed by many. I am just thankful for the time I had with her and Uncle Tommy growing up in Delaware. The saving grace is knowing that they are together once again and I know that they will watch over your families.
Thoughts and prayers are with you, Rick Spicer and family
Richard Spicer
Neighbor
January 8, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Miss Thelma's family. She was a wonderful lady.
Donna Reen
Acquaintance
January 8, 2020
Our Sincere Condolences to the Family of Aunt Thelma. Rest In Peace
Frank & Joan Napolitano
Family
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