Thelma Virginia McCreary, 87, went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, June 9, 2022 at her home in Connersville.

One of three children of Talton and Eva Belle Cornett Spencer, Thelma was born in Harlan County, Kentucky on July 9, 1934.

On March 21, 1953, Thelma married Joseph B. McCreary in Jonesville, Virginia and they made their home in Connersville at that time. Mr. McCreary passed away on December 14, 2021.

While in Harlan County, Thelma was employed in health care as an LPN. For a short period of time, she worked at Philco-Ford in Connersville, but she took great pride in being a loving homemaker and babysitter.

Thelma was a faithful member of Connersville Baptist Temple where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Bible School Teacher. In her leisure time, she enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Teresa Ann (Dale) Noah of Columbia, Tennessee, Michael Joe (Mia) McCreary, and Sherri (Dennis) Ryckman both of Connersville; six grandchildren, Nathan (Kari) Barrett and Aarika (Matt) Lingg, both of Springhill, Tennessee, Tarrah (John) Westercamp of Greenwood, Indiana, Mitchell Ryckman of Bloomington, Indiana, Olivia Ryckman and Sophia Ryckman, both of Connersville; two great-grandchildren, John Warn Barrett and Eliza Barrett, both of Springhill, Tennessee.

Besides her husband of 68 years, Joseph McCreary, Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Warn Lee Barrett; sister, Irene Osborne; brother, Jim Spencer; and several step-brothers and step-sisters.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Reverend George Nester will officiate. Burial will follow in Laurel North Cemetery.

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