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Thelma Mae Courtney, 89, Kokomo, passed away at home on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Thelma was born March 27, 1928, to Jesse Graham and Nettie Watt Graham. She married her husband, Charles J. Courtney, on Dec. 27, 1947. He preceded her in death in September 1998.
Thelma retired from Delco Electronics in 1983, serving more than 30 years. She was a member of the Delco Electronics Good Timers travel club for many years. Thelma loved to travel everywhere around the world, including Europe, the States and Hawaii. Thelma was a longtime member of the Kokomo VFW. She enjoyed playing euchre with friends and at family gatherings and she enjoyed polka dancing with her sisters. Thelma enjoyed spending time with her family and loved being GiGi to her grandkids.
She is survived by her son, Michael D. Courtney (Melanie); daughter, Janet Arvin (Rick); daughter-in-law, Kathy Courtney; sister-in-law, Lettie Spies; grandchildren, Darrick Arvin (Hilary), Michelle Gilbert (Ryan), Laura Courtney (fiancé Tim Reiger), Jamie, Brooke and Holly Turner; great-grandchildren, Emma, Charlie, John, Melissa, Collin, Kristin, Leighann, Jaden, Kamiryn, Madison and Bentley; and many nieces and nephews.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; a son, Charles Jay Courtney; three brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Aaron Courtney.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Chapel. The family will offer visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
You may visit www.ellersmortuarywebster.com to sign the guestbook, or to leave a condolence for the family.
Published on December 11, 2017
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