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Thelma Lechiara

Thelma P Lechiara

Wednesday, April 25th, 1923 - Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Thelma P. Lechiara, 96

Private family committal services for Thelma P. Lechiara will be held Saturday June 27, 2020 at the Nankin Cemetery with Pastor Jake Heskett officiating.

Thelma P. Lechiara, a resident of Brethren Care Village, peacefully passed away at 2:00 am on Dec. 2, 2019.

Thelma was born to Glenn and Myrtle Williams on April 25, 1923, in Graysville, Washington Township, Monroe County, Ohio and resided in Graysville during her childhood and teenage years.

She attended Graysville Elementary school and graduated from Graysville High School. Thelma thoroughly enjoyed attending Graysville High School class reunions until much later in her life.

After her marriage to Glenn Clifford Moose on Nov. 15, 1941 in Woodsfield, Ohio, Thelma and Glenn moved to their new home in Ashland County, Ohio. There they lived and raised two sons until Glenn's death on April 20, 1960. She then worked in the office for the Garber Manufacturing Company, and then as a receptionist for the Ohio Gas Co. until she married Dominic Michael Lechiara on Dec. 27, 1964.

She was married to Dom unitil his death on May 12, 2011. While married to Dominic, she lovingly helped raise her two step-sons and daughter as well as her own sons, and was very successful at her work as an Avon representative and enjoyed visiting with her many clients

While her children were attending high school and active in sports, Thelma was very actively involved with the Mapleton High School Athletics Booster club by helping raise money with Friday night "after game linger longers", where she helped serve snacks and sodas. She was an avid fan of the Ashland College Eagles football team where she enjoyed watching her oldest son play football.

After Thelma and Dominic raised their extended family, she worked in the Admissions Office for Ashland University for several years.

Thelma was an active member of the Nankin Federated Church, Nankin, Ohio, for over 60 years, where she fervently enjoyed serving her Lord, by singing in the choir and actively participating in the Women's Circle associations, as well as teaching Sunday School classes for several years.

She was the most loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed traveling to different parts of the state and country to visit her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her trips with Dominic to Europe and Australia as well. For her hobbies, Thelma spent many hours working in her flower gardens and vegetable gardens while she lived in her home north of Nankin, Ohio. She loved playing golf and spending time with her family. She was an avid fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ohio State Buckeyes and Ashland University Eagles. She spent many evenings watching golf, basketball and football on her television. She also looked forward to her daily phone calls from her children, family and her many friends.

As well as her parents and husbands, Thelma was preceded in death by her sister Geneva Zoller, and brother-in-laws Albert Zoller and Dunham Hollister.

She is survived by sons Gary (Carole) Moose of Clarence, New York, and Dan (Deanna)Moose of Brooksville, Fl., two step-sons, Stephen (Nancy)Lechiara, Spring Hill, Fl and David Lechiara, Seminole, Fl., and loving step-daughter, Marcia (Scottie)Hubbard of St. Paris, Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thelma is also survived by one sister Ruth Hollister, of Marietta, Ohio, one brother, Paul (Katherine)Williams, of Findlay, Ohio, and one sister-in-law, Frances Lechiara Susi, of Miami, Florida.

She also leaves behind very dear friends, Diane, Edith and Carol, who never missed an opportunity to attend special events and dinners with mom while she lived at Belmont Towers.

We would like to extend a very special "thank you" to the wonderful, caring staff of Hospice of North Central Ohio and the staff of Nature's Haven Wing 4 at the Health Center of Brethren Care Village for the loving care they extended to our sweet mother, and to all who touched her life in so many good ways.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Thelma to the Nankin Community Church, 795 State Route 302 Ashland, OH 44805 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1021 Dauch Drive Ashland, Ohio 44805.

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Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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Alice Farnam

Posted at 06:39pm
I was saddened to hear of Thelma’s passing. Please accept my condolences. I remember her as just being the sweetest person. Certainly she will be missed my many friends and family.

Penny Farnam

Kristin Hubbard

Posted at 07:21pm
Love you and miss you, Grandma! You were the best...

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alissa hubbard

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I love you forever Grandma! We will miss you XOXO

Patricia Capen

Posted at 08:16am
What a nice tribute to Thelma! She was always one of my favorite "Nankin & Mapleton Moms" and a dear friend to my family. We were all so fortunate to have had her in our lives. Patti (Stentz) Capen; Largo, Florida

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