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Thelma Odessa Wilder

May 16, 1929 — February 28, 2023

Quinlan

Thelma Odessa Wilder

Due to inclement weather conditions that have damaged Quinlan Chapel, we have moved the visitation and services for Mrs. Wilder to Peters Funeral Home at 4201 Wellington St in Greenville, Texas, Visitation at 11:00 am and service at 12:30pm on Friday, March 3rd, 2023

 

 

 

Thelma Odessa Wilder, 93, of Quinlan, passed away February 28, 2023, at her home with family by her side.

 

Visitation will be held at 11:00 am, March 3, 2023, at Quinlan Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 pm, with Reverend Jim Leach officiating. Interment will follow at the West Memorial Cemetery.

 

Thelma was born on May 16, 1929, in Quinlan, Texas, the daughter of Robert Hal and Hallie Evia Cotten. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of forty-eight years Cletius Wilder, first husband Raymond Turner, brothers Lawrence, Ott, Buddy, Paul, Melvin, Arlie, Alvin Cotten, twin sister Zelma Cotten Patterson, son-in-law Joe Brown and multiple nephews and a niece.

 

She married and raised her children in Dallas. After working for 35 years at Titche’s (later Macy’s) in multiple positions, including restaurant and office manager, she returned to Quinlan to enjoy retirement at her home on Lake Tawakoni.

 

She enjoyed going to church on Sundays, having lunch with church friends, spending time outside fishing and tending a garden. She was always up for a game of dominoes or cards and most of all she enjoyed family gatherings.

 

Thelma is survived by daughters Jean Brown and Cleta Green and husband Terry; son Mark Turner and wife Connie; grandchildren Joe E. Brown and wife Machelle, Gina Helsel and husband Lee, Jim Rasberry and wife LaQuita, Erica Gearner, Theresa Green, Amber Racker, Marcus Turner, Kevin Turner and wife Rachael; great-grandchildren Justin, Chelsea, Jonathan, Connor, Lily, Troy Lee, Ashley, Jasmen, DJ, Cameron, Jadyn, Allison, Jessica, Stephanie, Francis Mae, Brandon, Dacee, Megan, Mark, John, Jack; eighteen great-great grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and other family.

 

Pallbearers will be Cameron Graham, DJ Morris, Troy Lee Pruitt, Justin Brown, Jonathan Brown, Connor Helsel, John Turner and Mark Turner.

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Visitation

Friday, March 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 3, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, March 3, 2023

West Memorial Cemetery

618 Main St, Quinlan, TX 75474

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