MUNROE FALLS - Thelma L. Dunlap of Monroe Falls, OH, 86, died Jan. 26, 2014.
Thelma was born December 5, 1927 in Brady Lake, Ohio to the late Norma and Ruth (Carl) Weiss.
In her youth, Thelma enjoyed tap dancing and cheerleading. While she was in high school, her brother Ralph introduced her to a baseball player with a wonderful pitching arm, Earl Dunlap; he became the love of her life. They were married February 15, 1947 and raised four children.
A bowler with a 160 average, Thelma participated in many bowling leagues with Earl and their children; winning many league championships. Thelma enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bridge, board games, solitaire, Scrabble, Euchre, soap operas and bingo. She made an art of homemaking and was a wonderful hostess.
Thelma is preceded in death by her parents, Norma and Ruth (Carl) Weiss; sister, Maxine (Clint) Douthitt; brothers, Vernon, Earl, Norman (Jane) and Ralph (Carolyn) and Kenneth Weiss; daughter-in-law, Becky Dunlap; and brother-in-laws, Vince Petricola. Tom Colbert and Gary Michael;
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Earl; children, Linda, Dale (Gina Hoffman), Vernon and Douglas (Laurie) Dunlap; grandchildren, Joshua Dunlap and Rachel (Andrew) Mathew; great-grandchild, Rebecca; sisters, Gladys Petricola, Marjorie Colbert, and Geraldine Michael; and many other loving family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at The Briarwood, Summa Health System and her caregiver Crystal.
Funeral service will be Thursday, 11:00 AM at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron (corner of Mildred and N. Main St.) Pastor Wally Kukuk officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM and ONE HOUR PRIOR to service time Thursday at the funeral home. Thelma's final resting place will be Northlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view Thelma's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.
(Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home 330-376-4251, RC 1-28-14)