Thelma P. Souders
Thelma Patricia “Patsy” Souders, 73, Wells Tannery, died Monday afternoon, December 13, 2010, at her home.
Born May 25, 1937 in Wells Township, Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late DeKalb and Evaline (Anderson) Metzler. She was married to Carl F. “Short” Souders on December 28, 1954. He preceded in death on November 11, 2004.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters: C. Duane Souders, husband of Nancy, of Wells Tannery; Shirley Hall and companion Joe Bulger of Wells Tannery; Joan Johnston, wife of James Johnsto,n of McConnellsburg; R. James Souders, husband of Rochelle, of Wells Tannery; and Connie Barnett, wife of Roy of Wells Tannery; 14 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her companion, Ronald Foreman of Broad Top, Pa.; and a former son-in law, Ted Hall of Mc- Connellsburg; and a sister, Hilda Mellott, Three Springs.
One bother, Wilda Metzler, and a grandson, Hobie Gordon, are deceased.
She was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she worked outside the home as a seamstress and as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn in Breezewood, PA. She served as tax collector for Well Township for several years until her retirement.
She loved her animals and was an avid birdwatcher. She especially enjoyed cardinals and had an extensive collection of cardinal pictures, figurines and such.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 16, 2010, at the M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor Michael Purnell will officiate. Interment will be made in Wells Valley Methodist Cemetery, Wells Tannery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with the family receiving friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co., P. O. Box 537, Hustontown, PA 17229 or to the Bedford County Humane Society, 1108 Lutzville Road, Everett, PA 15537.