Thelma Eddy

Newark, Ohio

1927 - 2019 (Age 92)


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Thelma Eddy

Newark - A memorial service celebrating the life of Thelma Mae (Francis) Eddy, will be held at 4pm October, 12th at the McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., in Granville with Chaplain Michael Reynolds as celebrant. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private inurnment will be done at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

On Wednesday, November 6th, Thelma Eddy loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at the O.S.U. Medical Center in Columbus. A lifelong resident of Newark, Ohio Thelma was born in 1927 in Newark, OH to the late William Jay and Myrtle Belle Francis. She graduated from Newark High School, and attended Miami University. In 1948, she married Howard "Red" Eddy and raised a son and daughter, Bruce and Dian. In her younger years, she lifeguarded in the summers, worked at the Newark Advocate. After raising her children, she went back to OSU to finish her teaching degree.

Thelma had a passion for friends, playing bridge, reading, OSU football, puzzles, gardening, and her many dogs and cats, last being Cooper. She also spent many years socializing, swimming and golfing at Moundbuilders Country Club, where she and her husband, Red, were members for many years. She was a past member of Second Presbyterian Church in Newark. Sea was also member of Monday Talks, The Elks, and The Phi Sigets.

Their family spent many summers at Buckeye Lake on the houseboat that Red built and wonderful winters on Sanibel Island and Pine Island, FL where they had a house boat and later a winter home. She was known for her wit and sense of humor, her friendship, and her love of hunting morel mushrooms each spring.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, her nephew, Tim Wood, and her sister, Betty Francis Wood. She is survived by her son, Bruce Eddy, her daughter, Dian Eddy, her nephew, Thom Wood M.D, along with grandnephews, all of whom knew her simply as "Aunt T".

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio Foundation, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or Salvation Army, 250 East Main Street P.O. Box 774, Newark, OH 43058. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Sorry about the loss of Thelma. She was Patsy's (my mom) best friend in high school. Thelma was always willing to laugh and brought joy to any place she was in.
Scott and Diane Null

Bruce, I am saddened by your mother's passing . It sounds like she enjoyed life! You look like her.

Our sympathy to all the family. We shared many fun times with Thelma and Red at MCC, BLYC Snowbirds. She had a wonderful personality and will be missed by many friends. May she RIP.

Thelma was such a nice lady. I have many great memories of the good times she and Red had with Mom and Dad. She will be missed.

Thelma was such a nice lady. I have many memories of the good times with her and Red and my Mom and Dad. She' ll be missed.

So sorry to hear of Thelma's passing and send our condolences to her family.

We have wonderful memories of Thelma and Red and the great times we had with them and friends at the BOMB (Brotherhood of Mushroom B) parties and trips to Marietta and Buckeye Lake.

Thelma was a fun and interesting person and we remember her fondly.


Barbara and Jay Chaney