Thelma Janet Hall
Nov. 27, 1914-Dec. 9, 2011
BOURBON — Thelma Janet Hall, 97, of Bourbon passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at home in the care of her family and Hospice.
Thelma was born the daughter of Urben Roahrig and Coral Banks Roahrig Nov. 27, 1914 at Bourbon. She was a resident of Bourbon all her life. She was a 1932 graduate of Bourbon High School. She was a homemaker, farmer’s wife and owned Hall’s Western Store of Bourbon for many years. She also worked at GMAC Associates of South Bend.
Thelma had many interests that included being the co-founder of the Silver Dollar Saddle Club, tremendous supporter of 4-H and served as secretary to the Bourbon Fair Horse Superintendent. She and her husband were the first people in the area to raise Quarter Horses and they enjoyed belonging to the Frances Slocum Trail Riders (Diamond X Campground) of Peru. She also was a member of the Yellow River Club, Home Ec Club and enjoyed reading and watching the antics of the dog, cat and Canada geese. She was a caretaker to everyone!
Dec. 23, 1934 she was married to Chester O. Hall who died Nov. 30, 2002. She is survived by her four children; Margaret and husband James Bates, Janet Trowbridge, Chester (Chet) and wife Jane Hall and Stephen and wife Rose Ann Hall all of Bourbon. She also was blessed with 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, three stepgreat-great-grandchildren and one sister, Marilee and Alvin Eugene “Gene” Koontz of Ft. Wayne.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Guy Roahrig.
In honoring her wishes a private burial was held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice in her memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.