Thelma J. Shade age 89, a longtime resident of Versailles passed away at 12:15 A.M. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Thelma was born March 28, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Leo & Ethel (Simon) McEldowney.
Thelma is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, David & Judith (Phlipot) Shade of Los Gatos, California; daughters, Shirley Hablitzel (Matthew) of Panama City, Florida and Alice Shade of Belmont, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Cletus & Pat McEldowney of Arcanum, John & Joyce McEldowney of Versailles and Jerome “Jerry” McEldowney of St. Marys; sister, Jeanette Monnin of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marion Shade on November 8, 1999 whom she married July 28, 1945; sisters, Winifred Davidson, Katherine McClurg, Bertha “Bert” Young and Virginia Weyandt; brothers-in-law, Robert Davidson, Richard McClurg, Bob Weyandt and Dennis Monnin; and sister-in-law, Barb McEldowney.
Thelma was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be expresses through www.zecharbailey.com