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Thelma M. Ingram

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 13, 2019 @ 7:49 am In Obituaries | 6 Comments

Thelma M. Ingram

Thelma M. Ingram, 96, of Lancaster, passed into heaven peacefully at Masonic Homes Rehabilitation Center on May 8, 2019.

She was the widow of the late Herbert R. Ingram.  She was preceded in death by her brothers Sonny and Jim and sisters Gertrude ,Beverly, Janey and her beloved daughter Cheryl M. Mellott.   

She is survived by her loving family:  Son Herbert R Ingram II (Robin) grandsons Cameron R. Ingram and Connor R Ingram,  Granddaughters Kristy Hirtzel (Gregory) and Kelly Bode.

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Eden, Madeline Rose, Erin and Luke Hirtzel; Meghan & Brandon Bode, and well as nieces and  nephews who always called her ”Aunt Dean.”

Mom loved “good” hot coffee (two creams!), babysitting children, poetry, biographies of the old movie stars,  cream-filled chocolates from downtown and corn on the cob. But more than anything, she loved being with her family and spoke of them often with pride and joy to anyone who would listen.  Her love of reading carried on to her son, with fond memories of a rocking chair, a mother’s tickles and hearing The Teeny, Tiny Woman.

She enjoyed talking about her life and we all will miss her telling those same stories repeatedly.  No one was immune from the stories!  If you were visiting or attending to her, she would share at least one with you with details like it was yesterday. 

She attended Ross Street United Methodist church but more recently was ministered to by Pastor Kent Bailey of Compassionate Care Hospice.  She loved the Lord and shared her story of seeing Heaven and all its colors that don’t exist here on earth.  

The family wishes to thank the staff of Evergreen Estates assisted living and Compassionate Care Hospice, especially Abby who Mom adored.  Your care gave us more time with her, and for that we are immensely grateful!

A memorial service will be held on May 17th, 2019 at 11:00 am at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Cremaory, 141 East Orange Street, Lancaster, Pa.

In leu of flowers, please consider a memorial  donation in her name to any public library.

For more information or condolences, please visit www.debordsnyder.com

 


Condolences for the family of “Thelma M. Ingram”

Condolence from Sharon Aikin on May 13th, 2019 2:38 pm

I was so fond of Aunt Dean from the day I met her, 25 years ago. My daughter Dani is married to Jeff Tankesley, so there were many times I was in her company. She always had a smile, and what a sense of humor. She came to my moms 90th birthday party andwhat a great time we all had. I shall miss her dearly. My condolences to her whole family. She did tell the most wonderful stories. Sharon Aikin

Condolence from Herb ingram on May 13th, 2019 7:12 pm

Thank you Sharon! She spoke so highly of you as well and enjoyed your company. She just loved being with any and all of us. I miss her so already.
Herb

Condolence from Sharon Aikin on May 13th, 2019 2:40 pm

I was so fond of Aunt Dean from the day I met her, 25 years ago. My daughter Dani is married to Jeff Tankesley, so there were many times I was in her company. She always had a smile, and what a sense of humor. She came to my moms 90th birthday party andwhat a great time we all had. . My condolences to her whole family. She did tell the most wonderful stories. Sharon Aikin

Condolence from Karen Kopp on May 15th, 2019 7:25 am

Herb and family,
Although we never met your mom, we knew she had to be someone special because of you. We share in your sorrow but know you and your family will be reunited again with our heavenly Father.
Karen and Gene

Condolence from Abby Armold on May 17th, 2019 12:39 pm

To the family of Thelma Ingram,
I am very thankful I had the privilege to spend so much time with Thelma over the past year. She always made my heart smile with the stories she told. She has opened my mind up to think about things I never really took the time to think about. Because of thelma, I went out and purchased the book Imagine Heaven. She couldn’t wait until I came in the next day to tell me about what she read the night before. I once said to her “ Thelma you celebrated 96 christmases!” And she replied “ I may not remember them all but yes I did.” We both started to chuckle. We don’t often think about how tough life gets for the elderly. She always said “ I think I’m the only one in this place without a cell phone” she was amazed at what all cell phones can do, I would show her pictures and things on mine. I apologize to herb, that was my cell phone she was calling you from at 7am because she needed tissues. Lol. She always spoke very highly of the grandsons, her heart was full of love for them. I will genuinely miss the time I had with her.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Condolence from Herb Ingram on May 17th, 2019 9:12 pm

Thank you so much for that Abby! She adored you and appreciated how you cared for her. She was worried you wouldn’t know where she was when she went to Masonic Homes. She was looking forward to getting back to her good red chair and getting back on the Hospice service with you again. Thanks again for coming. Your tears and presence were so appreciated and showed how much you cared for her. We will all miss her laughter but I know she is with the Lord and enjoying the colors that only exist in Heaven.
All our Best!
Herb and family.

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