Thelma M. Caldwell

July 04, 1935 ‒ April 12, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thelma M. Caldwell, age 83, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side.

She was born on July 4, 1935 in Noble County, Ohio to the late Sherman and Lucille (Bond) Johnson.  Thelma was an avid reader, loved music and playing the organ, enjoyed camping, making crafts and traveling.  She attended the Gay St. United Methodist Church.

Thelma is survived by her husband, of over 62 years, Harold Caldwell; her son Jeffrey (Donna Jo Hollar) Caldwell; and her brother Mark Johnson.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.  A service will follow, beginning at 1PM, with Rev. Karen Oehl officiating.  Burial will take place in Newark Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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  • Harold, we are saddened to hear of Thelma’s passing and grieve with you. She was a kind and gracious lady and brought sunshine to many a Columbia campers camp out. We are not able to attend her services in person, but know that we are with you in spirit and our prayers for you ascend to the Father. We look forward to the great day when we will be reunited with loved ones in heaven! May God comfort you as only he can, the McVickers, Mark and Sharon

  • Harold and Family,
    We ask God’s blessings for you and your family
    as you celebrate Thelma’s arrival at her heavenly home. We , as well
    as your many other friends here at Citrus Ridge, have you in our thoughts
    and prayers. Your loss, and our’s, is Heaven’s gain.

  • Sincere sympathy at the loss of your loved one. Thelma’s pleasant smile will be remembered.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    In Friendship,
    Roger Marra

  • Harold and family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we grieve for your loss. We loved Thelma’s kind and caring spirit. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. God bless you all.

  • Dear Harold,
    I am so sorry to learn of Thelma’s passing. I know she will be missed by many, many people. She was always one of those kind loving souls that you wish you had more of pass through your life, There are so many good memories of our camping adventures over the years.

    You and the family are in my thoughts and heart during this time.

    Allan Richards

  • All the leaves became frightened. “What is happening?” they asked each other in whispers. “It’s what happens in Fall,” Daniel told them. “It’s the time for leaves to change their home. Some people call it to die.” “Does the tree die too?” Freddie asked. “Someday. But there is something stronger than the tree. It is Life. That lasts forever and we are All a part of Life.” “Then what has been the reason for all of this?” Freddie continued to question. “Why were we here at all if we only have to fall and die?” Daniel answered in his matter-of-fact way, “It’s been about the sun and the moon. It’s been about happy times together. It’s been about the shade and the old people and the children. It’s been about colors in the Fall. It’s been about seasons. Isn’t that enough?”

    The Fall of Freddie the Leaf By Leo Buscaglia

    PS: If you need anything, we are across the way…Jeff & Donna.