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Thelma Evelyn Wolfe, 102, of Columbia City, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since September.
She was born Feb. 12, 1908 near Essex, Mo., a daughter of James Monroe and Sadie L. (Carlew) Dillard. Her formative years were spent in Missouri.
On Feb. 18, 1929 she was united in marriage to Henry Kenneth Wolfe in Parma, Mo. They moved to Fort Wayne until 1931 when they moved to Columbia Township, Whitley County. They later resided in Thorncreek Township for a year before moving to the Wolfe Family Farm in 1939. Mr. Wolfe died Jan. 12, 1972. In 1987 Thelma moved into Columbia City.
A homemaker, her beautiful needlework, tatting and quilting have been enjoyed by many.
Her memberships included Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Columbia City Womenâ€™s Bowling League since 1960 and American War Mothers since 1952.
Surviving relatives include a son, Larry W. (Pauline) Wolfe of Cut Bank, Mont.; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Wolfe of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond Dillard of Flint, Mich.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Floyd G. Wolfe; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Monroe Dillard Jr., Clyde L. Dillard and Donald Dillard; and six sisters, Wilma Wallace, Vivian Ilene Statler, Nina Marie Ports, Norma Eloise Cochrin, Freda Bromfield and Marie Angel.
The funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with the visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. The burial will be in Eberhard Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.