Thelma L. Stitzlein, 90, of rural Loudonville, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2012, in Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland, after a brief illness.
Thelma was born June 7, 1922, near Ashland, the daughter of the late Austin and Nancy (Crone) Moherman.
She was a 1940 graduate of Ashland High School and resident of the Loudonville area since 1942. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Sewing Group of the church, the Women of Zion, and made the Zion Children's Activity Bags. She was past president of the Loudonville Lioness Club, a Melvin Jones Fellow, and sewed quilts for many Lioness projects. Thelma was a member of the Dixie Club, the G, H & L Farm Bureau Council, Ashland County Agricultural Appreciation Council, the Women's Committee of the Cattlemen's Association, the Mohican Quilters, the Ashland County TB and Respiratory Committee, as well as a former 4-H Advisor and Cub Scout Den Mother. She was married in Ashland by her grandfather on Dec. 17, 1942, to Carl H. Stitzlein, who preceded her in death on May 1, 2001.
She is survived by five daughters, Saundra (Tom) Rhamey of Lakeville; Linda (Edward) Weitz of Richardson, Texas; Diana (Lee) Fromme of Loudonville; Judith Bridger of Wooster; and Tamela (Jaime Messenic) Adams of North Canton; 12 grandchildren, Scott Rhamey, Karissa Ulmer, Elizabeth Ferguson, Anna Brownsted, Rebecca Barron, Sarah Domyan, Adam Fromme, Seth Bridger, Abigail White, Hannah Carlson, Todd Adams, and Marc Adams; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth (Clovis) Stitzlein of Loudonville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Edward E. Stitzlein; her granddaughter, Nicole Adams; and five brothers, Harley, George, Will, Dale, and Robert Moherman.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Loudonville, with the Rev. Scott Henderson officiating. Burial was in Loudonville Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 222 East Main Street, Loudonville, 44842; Loudonville Fire Dept. EMS Inc., 200 N. Market Street, Loudonville, or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, 44805.