Thelma J. Mortine

January 05, 1921 ‒ September 25, 2012

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thelma J. Mortine, age 91, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2012 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. She was born on January 5, 1921 in West Lafayette, OH, daughter of the late Sheridan and Nannie (Phillips) Geese.

Thelma was a member of the South Vernon United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, the Harrison Grange, Sow and Hope Garden Club, and NFO. She worked for over 20 years as a poll worker for the Knox County Board Election. Thelma won many blue ribbons for her baking at the Knox County Fair.

Thelma is survived by her daughter, Wilma (Robert) Neiderhouser of Mount Vernon; her son, Dennis Mortine of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Jennifer Hedden, Ben Neiderhouser, Andrew Mortine, Shannon Castle, Cody Mortine, Jessica Mortine, and Amanda Mortine; great grandchildren, Cynthia, Josh, and Chloe Castle; and a daughter-in-law, Joan Mortine.

In addition to her parents, Thelma is preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Mortine ; a son, Gary Mortine; and a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Castle.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. Rev. Robert L. Alexander will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.

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