Thelma Louise Walls, 94, formerly of Van Wert, died at 6:49 PM Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Laurels of Shane Hill surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 25, 1925, in Ridge Twp., to the late Charles and Mary (Herminghuysen) Stegaman. On April 20, 1946, she married George W. Walls who preceded her in death on June 16, 1990.
She is survived by her daughters Patricia "Pattie" Puckett of Muleshoe, TX and Sandra "Sandy" (Larry) Hirschy of Convoy, OH. Grandchildren Robert W. (Cathy) Hartman, Michael (Sabrina) Hartman, Kevin (Annette) Hirschy, Cynthia (Phil) Rhea, Teresa (Ron) Wells, and Tracy (Patrice) Puckett. Step-grandchildren Angie (Arthur) Madrid and Dusty (Cheryl) Puckett. Great-grandchildren Chad (Whittany) Hirschy, Craig (Melissa Roop) Hirschy, Lucas Hartman, Samantha (Kyle) Rode, Lance Hartman, Cory (Taylor) Hirschy, Dylan Hartman, Jaylen Rhea, Megan Hartman, Taylor Rhea, and Ian Puckett. Step-great-grandchildren Britni (Billy Roth) Wells and Kayla ( Brandon Williams) Woodruff, Hillary Wells, Peter and Anna Gural, and Anthony and Collin Schnipke. Foster Great-grandson Michael Hansard. Great-great grandchildren Lea Hirschy, Kayleigh Rode, Kaelynn Hirschy, Olivia Rode, Claire Hirschy and Rhett Rode. Step-great-great grandsons Corbett Roth, Noah Woodruff, Dalton Woodruff, Cooper Roth, and Mason Boyd. Sisters Alma Williams and Eileene Parish, sister-in- law Joan Stegaman, brother-in-law Jim Bell and a host of nieces and nephews.
Thelma was preceded in death by her son, Robert E. Hartman, daughter-in-law Bonnie Hartman, son-in-law D.W. "Dee" Puckett, brothers Harold and Leon "Bud" Stegaman, and sisters Mildred "Mid" Cooper, Norma Jean Wyandt, Alice Bell, and an infant grandson.
Thelma retired from Van Wert Federal Mogul Plant in the mid 80's and then began cleaning offices. She enjoyed playing cards and BINGO, sewing, embroidery, and doing word search puzzle books, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Brickner Funeral Home with Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Brickner Funeral from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday, November 30 and on Sunday 1 Hour prior to services.
Preferred Memorials are to the Wren Fire and EMS.
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