Thelma M. Humphrey

Thelma M. Humphrey, 96, of Shelby, died Sunday (April 6, 2014) at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Thelma was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Washington County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thurman and Edna M. (Kidd) Taylor. She and her first husband, Carl Chamblin, were dairy farmers in Monroe County for a number of years. She was proud to have been able to milk 14 cows, by hand, by herself. Thelma was a member of Bartlett United Methodist Church in Bartlett, Ohio.

Thelma is survived by a step-son, Ralph Humphrey of Shelby; two daughters-in-law, Grace Chamblin of Beallsville and Cecile Humphrey of Akron; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Eric Taylor of Marietta; and a sister, Wilma Johnson of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Chamblin in 1978; her second husband, Lauren Humphrey in 1999; a son, Dale Chamblin; a step-son, Ronald Humphrey; a daughter-in-law, Lena Humphrey; two step-grandchildren, Patricia Humphrey and Roger Crager Jr.; five brothers, Floyd Taylor, Clarence Taylor, Irvin Taylor, Orrie Taylor, and Elmer Taylor; and a sister, Ethel Taylor.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main St., Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Bartlett Cemetery in Wesley Township, Washington County, Ohio with Pastor Jeff Hancock of the Bartlett United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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