Thelma J. Beiswanger

December 08, 1925 - November 01, 2010

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Thelma J. (Myers) Beiswanger, 84, of Kendallville died Monday, November 1, 2010, at 9:15 a.m. in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.

Mrs. Beiswanger was a lifetime area resident. She owned and operated the Majic Mirror Beauty Shop in Kendallville for ten years. She had also worked as a bookkeeper for Wible Realty in Auburn.

She was a member of the Tri Kappa Associate Chapter, volunteered at the Friendship Food Pantry in Kendallville, and also involved with the LaOtto School Alumni. She enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, and her pets.

She was born December 8, 1925, in Allen County to Charles and Emelia (Habig) Myers.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne “Suzie” and Bob Conrad of Kendallville; two grandsons, Tracy Conrad and Troy and Michele Conrad; and four great grandchildren, Ali Conrad, Dylan Conrad, Brooke Conrad, and Ty Conrad.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Beiswanger in 1959; a brother, Paul Myers; and a sister, Helen Krider.

Funeral services will be Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Chaplain David Griebel officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery at Kendallville.

Casketbearers will be Harold Troyer, Ed Stringfellow, Elvia Rimmel, Cam Schoeck, Chris Cleveland, and Brice Abbs.

Calling is Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville or the Friendship Food Pantry.

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Terri Sowards
November 7th, 2010 4:50am

Ali and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you are going through this very difficult time. It has been an honor and priviledge helping care for your grandma. God bless you all.

Arlene (Beanie) Biddle Taylor
November 7th, 2010 3:54am
Kendallville In

I was so sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. She was a good friend of my Mothers. I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Pam Woodruff
November 4th, 2010 11:06pm
Auburn, IN

I am so sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. I worked with Thelma at Wible Realty for over 5 years. Thelma had a fiesty spirit and was a gentle soul. I loved hearing her speak of her family - she loved them all so much! She had a very interesting life and it was enjoyable to learn about all of her adventures. Thelma will be missed!!!

Deb Mustard
November 2nd, 2010 5:55pm

I am one of the realtors at Wible and was fortunate to have known Thelma. She has been missed since her retirement here and I have thought of her often. She was an example of an independant inteligent woman who let nothing stop her...not even her age. Even on the snowiest of days she would make the trip from Kendallville to Auburn. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of the family members as I know from her stories that she touched your lives in a special way. Sincerely, Deb Mustard

Ken & Cindy Rowlison
November 2nd, 2010 1:09pm

Suzy, my mind went back to the many good times & visits your Mom and I had over the years. Her friendship will always be treasured.May God Bless all of your Familey at this time. Love Cindy

Mark & Bonnie Schuyler
November 1st, 2010 11:26pm

Suzy, we are sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and condoleneces are with you and your family. The Friendship Food Pantry was fortunate to have her service. Love, Mark & Bonnie