Thelma G. Lewis
July 14, 1926 – March 1, 2020
Thelma G. Lewis, 93 of Huntington passed away on Sunday, March 1. 2020 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne. Thelma was a 1944 graduate of Huntington High School. She had worked at Indiana Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator for 30 years. She later worked for Huntington County Community School Corporation in the HNHS cafeteria. She also had worked at H.K. Porter for nine years. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she taught Bible School. She was also a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Huntington Hospital Guild, American Legion Auxiliary Post 85 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2689.
Thelma was born on July 14, 1926 in Ada, Ohio, the daughter of Virgil and Dorothy (Crist) Jamison.
She was united in marriage to Christian W. Bischoff on November 4, 1945 in Huntington. Christian preceded her in death on January 18, 1969. She later married Dewain N. Lewis on April 4, 1981 in Huntington. Dewain preceded her in death on December 10. 1999.
Survivors include: a son: David Bischoff of Huntington; a daughter: Dana (Bill) Tester of Huntington; a stepson: Charles Brumbaugh of Huntington and several step grandchildren.
Thelma was preceded in death by two stepson: Ted Lewis, Larry Lewis; a stepdaughter: Bette Willour and a daughter-in-law: Geryl Bischoff.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:30 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service with Pastor Nick Miller officiating at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.
Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.
Memorial donations can be made out to Bethel United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
- David Bischoff, Son
- Dana Tester, Daughter
- Charles Brumbaugh, Stepson
- Virgil Jamison, Father (deceased)
- Dorothy (Crist) Jamison, Mother (deceased)
- Christian Bischoff, Husband (deceased)
- Dewain Lewis, Husband (deceased)
- Ted Lewis, Stepson (deceased)
- Larry Lewis, Stepson (deceased)
- Bette Willour, Stepdaughter (deceased)
- Geryl Bischoff, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
- Several step grandchildren
- Bethel United Methodist Church
- Visiting Nurse and Hospice
- Visitation Wednesday, March 4, 2020
- Visitation Thursday, March 5, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thelma G. Lewis
March 7, 2020
Thelma was always so enjoyable to spend time with - her friendly smile and chipper personality would brighten the day! On my trips from SC to visit the family in Indiana, Thelma often made a delicious Crispex Mix of cereal pieces, M & M's, peanuts & pretzels with a super yummy white chocolate vanilla coating. People enjoyed this tasty sweet treat wherever she took it! She would "change it up" - as she once told me - by using different colors of M & M's depending on the season - like red & green for Christmas time and pastel colors for Easter! I still have the handwritten recipe card she wrote me several years ago & I think of her every time I see it! She even jotted on the card: "Warning. These are addictive!!!" My life has been blessed by knowing Thelma & I thank the Good Lord for the opportunity to have spent time with her! Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!
My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. John 14 : 2-4
March 3, 2020
Mrs. Lewis was our neighbor for 28 years. She was a very special lady. Our grand children stood in her driveway to catch the school bus and when it was raining she would come out and invite them to stand on her porch. She always had a smile and a hello for everyone. We will miss her. Prayers for the family.
Bob & Alice Snodgrass
March 2, 2020
Thelma was my step grandmother. She was a very good woman she was always good to my grandpa Pudge and she treated all of our family very well. She will be missed but now you can be with Grandpa.