Thelma was a resident of Scio, and lifelong resident of Harrison County. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, teaching children at church for many years, she served our Lord by looking to the needs of children, the sick and the lonely. She was also a member of Eastern Stars, serving as an officer locally and in District 14 and most recently, a volunteer foster grandparent at Head Start in Dennison. A life long learner, Thelma obtained a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Franciscan University in 1991.She was a devoted mother and friend to many and will be greatly missed. Thelma loved her family and she loved family reunions.
She was preceded in death by her beloved father, a brother Ed Yoss, and sister-in-law Lynn Yoss.
She leaves behind her mother Dorothy Nicholson of Dover, sister Kay (Pete) Applegarth of New Philadelphia, brother James Yoss, Jr. of Scio, sister-in-law Jean Yoss of Scio, daughter Annette Wilkes (Kellen, children Tanner, Garrett and McKenna) of Ada, Michigan, son James (wife Claudia, son Carl) of Williamsburg, Virginia and son Robert (wife Julia, children Justin, Aaron and Ashley) of Wintersville and special canine companion Molly.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, Scio where an Eastern Star service will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wintersville with one hour of calling hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain.
Koch Funeral Home