COLUMBUS — Thelma Snow, 93, of Columbus, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Thelma was born July 14, 1919, in Pleasant Mills, Ind., to Harold and Fanny (Smith) Ray, and was a graduate of Pleasant Mills High School. Educated as a Registered Nurse, Thelma served as a First Lieutenant with the 105th Station Hospital in the European, African Middle Eastern Theater of War during World War II. Following the war, Thelma came to Mount Vernon to visit a friend and there she met a handsome veteran and local barber named Clarence Snow, who became her husband. Thelma worked as a Registered Nurse in the Maternity Ward at the former Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon for many years. When Clarence retired in 1983 they relocated to Florida, and Clarence preceded her in death in 2004.
Thelma was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her children, Michael Snow of Columbus, Sharon Spires of Plainfield, Ill., Elaine Johnson and Nancy Buckley, both of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Lawrence Snow of Howard; her brother, Robert Ray of Gary, Ind.; and her sisters, Rosemary Crabtree of Mount Sterling, Ky., and Jean Ray of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Besides her husband, Thelma was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon.
A service celebrating the life of Thelma Snow will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Warren Outhwaite officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.
To send a private online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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