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Thelma (Terry) Labhart

January 3, 1923 ~ March 24, 2022 (age 99)

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Tell City, Indiana - 

Thelma M. (Terry) Labhart, 99, passed away on March 24, 2022 in Louisville, Tennessee. 

She was born January 3, 1923 in Battle Creek, MI, daughter of William and Dora (Caslow)Terry.

She attended schools in in Battle Creek, MI, Indianapolis, IN and Lexington, KY. Thelma held a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Biology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. 

She was united in marriage to Charles R. Labhart on July 31, 1952 in Monticello, KY.  They built a home and a family in Mahomet, IL where they resided for many years.  He passed away on March 20, 2005. 

She served in the US Marine Corps, Women’s Reserve. During her service, she worked as a radio operator at Parris Island, SC air base from 1943 through 1945. 

Thelma was a dedicated teacher in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation and Mahomet Schools. She later worked at Mahomet Public Library for 17 years. 

Thelma was a loyal member of many organizations including: Mahomet United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and Western Kentucky University Alumni Association. 

She enjoyed flower gardening and singing old hymns. She played par-3 golf into her 80's and was known for her delicious home-made apple pies. She was an avid reader, life-long learner and enjoyed playing Dominos with her grandchildren. For many decades, she participated in the Mahomet United Methodist Church Prayer Chain. 

She is survived by her daughters; Julie Labhart, Maryville, TN and Lisa (Dan) Fredericksen, Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Lauren (William) Stetka, Nashville, TN, Sophie (James) Mann, Charlotte, NC, Evan Fredericksen, Cpt. U.S.Army, Colorado Springs, CO,  Harrison Fredericksen, Lexington, KY and one great grandson, Charles Mann. 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Elbert E. Terry. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM CDT on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, 702 10th Street, Tell City, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery where there will be military rites conducted. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time at church.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Mahomet Public Library, Mahomet United Methodist Church or an organization of the donor’s choice. The family is grateful for the compassionate care she received at Morningview Village and Life Care Center of Blount County.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 2, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
10th & Mozart Streets
Tell City, IN 47586

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
10th & Mozart Streets
Tell City, IN 47586

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