For the Kokomo Tribune
Thelma T. Southerland, 81, Kokomo, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Northwoods Village. She was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Senecaville, Ohio, to Ray and Grace (Mallett) Enochs. On Sept. 1, 1950, she married Robert L. Southerland, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2007.
She graduated from Marion High School in 1950 and later worked at Delco Electronics. She was a very quiet and peaceful lady who enjoyed reading, bird watching, taking walks, and rummage sale shopping. She cherished her family and loved taking them to church with her.
She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Janis) Southerland and Thomas (Rose) Southerland; two daughters, Diana (Darryl) Gross and Nancy (Mark) Beals; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Southerland and Mary Church; and one brother, Stanley Enochs.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lorna Briles, Arlene Ring, and Melba Johnson; and one brother, Howard Enochs.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor William Salsbery officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.sunset