Thelma (Winkler) Douglas, 86, of Sandusky, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 12, 1927, in Dover, Ohio, daughter of the late Julius and Cora (Rausch) Winkler. Thelma was a 1945 graduate of Dover High School. She was employed as a loan officer at Avco Financial Services, for more than 30 years, retiring in 1989.
Thelma was a member of the Sandusky Church of Nazarene. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, cross stitching, traveling to Florida in the winter, and spending time with friends and family.
Thelma is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Noftz, of Berlin Heights, and Nancy (Michael Jones) Douglas, of Amelia, Va.; her son, David (Shiela) Douglas, of Kingman, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Sean Douglas, of Blanchard, Okla., Robert Douglas, of Huron, Kevin Noftz, of Perrysburg, Ohio, Mark Noftz, of Berlin Heights, Douglas Sherwood, of Berkville, Va., Joshua Sherwood, of Orange Park, Fla., and Misty Singleton, of Haveloc, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Lois (Earl) Johnson, of Dover; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Thelma was preceded in death by husband, Thomas P. Douglas, in 2002, whom she married Jan. 25, 1947; her parents; and her sister, Maxine Cox, in 1983.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Sandusky Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. David Flack will preside. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Those wishing to contribute to Thelma's memory may do so to Sandusky Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to The Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.