Thelma Esche


Thelma Esche

Thelma Esche

Thelma Beatrice (Fisher) Esche, 93, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Terrace of Solarbron. She was born on February 2, 1921 to Arthur Lee and Olive Lonnie (Ashworth) Fisher.
Thelma was a 1939 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and had worked as an inspector for Chrysler Corporation and a clerk for the Mount Vernon Water Works. She and her husband, Melvin A. Esche, married in June of 1965 owned a farm north of Mount Vernon and supplied eggs to the local restaurants in the 1970’s. Thelma was a lifetime member of Faith United Methodist Church and served as a communion steward. Since 1938, she was a member of the United Methodist Women where she served as a treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Old Timers and Bufkin Homemakers Club. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melvin in 2003 after 37 years of marriage; two sisters, Mattie Fisher in 2002 and Edna Allen in 2000, and nephew, Don Allen.
She is survived by her nephews, Gerald L. (Gloria) Allen of Boulder, Co., L. Keith (Corliss) Allen of Port Charlotte, Fla.; niece-in-law, Geraldine Allen; great nieces and nephews, Rick (Sherry) Allen, Brian Allen, Amie (Phillip) Rizzo, Lee Ann (John) Lipe, Cheryl Swenson, and Pamela (Nigel) Conners; cousins, Myron (Alta) Sailer, Glen Jacobs, Olive Turpin, and Dot Ashworth; great-great nieces and nephews. Most importantly, she is survived by her devoted friend and caregiver, Mrs. Barbara Gibson.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church, 231 Wolfin Street, Mount Vernon with burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount Vernon.
Special thanks to Around the Clock Care for sending great care givers, Betty Burris, Doris Gibbs, Diane Hisch, and Kathy Robinson. Also, to the staff of Solarbron, especially the ones who took care of the special lady in room 124 and to the residents of Solarbron who became Thelma’s family and friends. She loved being around all of them and was known as ‘The Lady With the Pretty Smile.’
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Food Pantry, 716 Locust Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620 or to Faith U.M.C.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

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