Thelma Mae Face

May 2, 1929March 6, 2019

Thelma Mae Face age 89 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at The Legacy of The Oaks in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was born May 2, 1929 to Roy and Waive (Calkins) Herriff in Albion, Michigan. She was married to C. Howard Henson who preceded her in death then she married Leroy Face who also preceded her in death.

Thelma lived most of her life in Albion. She was a 1947 Graduate of Albion High School. Active in the V.F.W. Auxiliary for 65 years, Hospital Service League in Albion, active at Burnside & Forks Senior Center. She was an officer in the Albion Free Methodist Church. Thelma also enjoyed Sewing, baking, cooking, jig saw puzzles, liked to read and spending time with her family. She received an Albion NAACP award as “Outstanding Citizen”- Four Chaplains Award from the “National V.F.W.”.

Thelma is survived by her children, sons, Allen (Judy) Henson, Vance (Theresa) Henson, Harold (Teri) Face; daughter, Janet (Lloyd) Bernard; twenty grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, newborn son Duane Henson, daughter Karen Peace, brother Karl Herriff, sisters Leota Sleeper and Elsie Trippet, step-son Richard Face, infant grandson Bradley Winnie and grandson Dale Winnie Sr.

Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion. Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 14 at 11:00AM with visitation starting at 10:00AM at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Bolton officiating. Interment to follow at Albion Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post#9411 of Homer or Albion Free Methodist Church.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Donna Peace

March 15, 2019

So sorry to hear the passing of your mother. My condolences and prayers go out to the family. RIH Thelma!!

Patsy Karbon

March 13, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of Thelma’s passing. She was such an elegant woman. She loved her family and truly beamed when she talked about all of you. I will miss her hugs and our lunches. Thinking of all of you.

Elden Lee

March 12, 2019

Thelma was a dear friend that we met through the Coldwater F.M. Church when I filled in as a short term pastor there. She was always an encouragement to me. We are in FL for the winter and have for that reason been unable to visit her. Our prayers are with the family in this difficult time.

Nancy Sprow

March 10, 2019

Sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. I will miss seeing her at church and at Burnside. She was always welcoming and friendly. My granddaughter and I sat with her at the Mother Daughter Banquet a couple of years ago.

Kay Eagen

March 8, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family. May all the happy memories you shared with your loved one give you comfort and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Kay Eagen

Peg Mitz

March 8, 2019

Thelma was a wonderful friend to all and helped my mother, Gladys Wilson, at the Albion Lettershop Service for many years. Don’t grieve as she’s happy with our Lord right now. RIP, dear lady.

Rik Cryderman

March 7, 2019

Thelma was a true treasure to all blessed to share her journey. A woman of clear values, strong principles, sustaining faith and endless compassion. She was quick to say yes to every request, incredibly proud of her beloved family, always tolerant and believing the best in others. I can recall her and Leroy inviting me to their home to see a rare night blooming plant they had nurtured. They were in awe—an appreciation for beauty that was always evident in their lives. She never outgrew the wonder and awe of life here, so I can only imagine her ecstatic joy to see heaven and feel the reunion it holds. Thank you, God, for Thelma—a Face to love!