Adrian Daily Telegram, Tuesday, January 08, 2008, pg A2
Thelma Marie (DeShetler) Louden Obit
DEERFIELD — Thelma Marie Louden, age 89, of Deerfield died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Grand Court.
She was born March 14, 1918, in Adrian, Mich., to Ralph and Rhea (McCarty) DeShetler. Thelma moved with her family to Deerfield in 1931 and graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in 1936. In 1940, she married Ansyl “Tony” Louden at St. Alphonsus Church. He preceded her in death in 1971.
Thelma was a woman of strong faith and she was devoted spiritually to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church her entire lifetime. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and had served on several church commissions and had taught in the religion programs for a number of years. Thelma loved gardening, flowers and baking, and she spent many hours of enjoyment on her front porch.
Thelma had worked for Revco Inc. for 10 years and retired from First of America Bank after 10 years of service in 1980.
She is survived by five children, Saundra Good of Adrian, Gary (Meredith) Louden of Ft. Myers, Fla., Dennis Louden of Grand Rapids, Mich., Patricia (Ross) DeKeyser of Adrian and Douglas Louden of Blissfield. Also, she is survived by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Thelma is also survived by her sister and best friend, Loretta Long. She was preceded in death, besides her husband, by her parents and three sisters, Patricia, in childhood; Janet Newell and Mary Bigelow; one brother, Bernard; and grandsons, Troy Louden in infancy, and Michael Green.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. from St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield, with Father Jack Loughran presiding. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
A Vigil Prayer Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral liturgy at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield.
Read this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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