Thelma Margaret Harrell (née Shedron), 87, formerly of Lorain, passed away peacefully Friday, February 22, 2013 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, Vermilion following a lengthy illness. She was born January 12, 1926 in Elyria. She lived in Lorain until moving to Vermilion four years ago.
Thelma was a waitress for many years at Kerns Café, Lorain and the latest being Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon. She was an active member of the St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish, Lorain (formally St. Johns Catholic Church) prior to her late stage of her illness. Thelma enjoyed spending time with her abundant family. She also enjoyed gardening, bingo, and traveling to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. She loved the Cleveland Indians.
She will be dearly missed by her sons, Ronald (Twila), Larry (Kelley), Allen (Karon), Chuck (Penny), Randy (Linda) Harrell all of Lorain; daughters, Judy (Dennis) Findley of Vermilion, Mary Ann Smith, Laura Baisden and Karen (Charles) Fraley all of Columbus; brothers, Richard (Eleanor) Shedron of Grafton and Donald Shedron Wooster; her beautiful granddaughter, Crystal (Randy) Hamilton raised through her childhood years, as well as 25 other grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.
Thelma was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Chester who passed away on April 2, 1999; her parents, Charles and Laura (née Rahrig) Shedron; brother, Harold Shedron; and sister, Geraldine Dudek; great grandchildren, John and Ryan Harrell.
Her family will receive friends Monday, February 25, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M. in the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain, where the Parish Rosary will be at 5 P.M. Monday in the Funeral Home, Closing Prayers will be Tuesday, February 26 at 10 A.M then Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. in St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish Church, 2143 Homewood Drive (at Grove Ave. Rt. 57). Rev. Father John C. Retar, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924 or St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish Church, 2143 Homewood Drive, Lorain OH 44055.