OBITUARY: Thelma Jean (Thompson) Oliver

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Thelma Jean (Thompson) Oliver, 88, of Greencastle, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W. Va.

Born April 18, 1923 in New Castle, she was the daughter of James A. and Jane E. (Ellison) Thompson. She spent her early life in the New Castle area.

Thelma graduated from New Castle Senior High School with the Class of 1941. She then attended Hagerstown Junior College.

She worked at Fort Ritchie as a civilian for 23 years in the accounting department

Thelma was a member of Greencastle Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by four children, Richard Oliver and his wife, Janet, Mount Joy, Barbara Barnhart and her husband, Paul, Northampton, Beverly Bream and her husband, Joe, Hanover and Ronald Oliver and his wife, Stacy, Greencastle; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Agnes Morris, New Castle and Barbara Tate, Hermitage; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and William Thompson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Greencastle Presbyterian Church with Rev. Taylor Camerer officiating.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greencastle Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 57 W.  Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA 17225, or to the Greencastle Senior Center, 10615 Antrim Church Road, Greencastle, PA 17225

On-line condolences may be expressed at bowersoxfuneralhomes.com