Thelma I. Marshall “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”
AUSTIN, Pa.---Thelma I. Marshall, 87, of Austin, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y. and Renovo, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on Saturday, February 24, 1934 in Renovo, she was a daughter of George and Thelma I. Mahon Hartsock.
Thelma was a graduate of Renovo High School. She grew up in Renovo and later lived in Austin, owning and operating the former Marshall’s Country Store in Austin. She later moved to Buffalo where she was employed at the Williams Gold (now Materion). She returned to Potter County in 2013.
She was a member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Buffalo. She loved to cook, visit with her friends and family. Her greatest loves were her grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Barbara J. “Barb” (Herm) Beyer of Austin; two sons, Stanley P. (Donna) Fry of Riverside, California and William E. “Bill” (Lynn) Fry of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Fry, Megan Clark, Nicole Cote, and Alexandra Walker; nine great-grandchildren, McKaylan, Bailey, MacKenzie, Landyn, Liam, Luna, Juliet, Grace, and Ryland; three great-great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Kaison, and Xander; three brothers, Carl Hartsock, Dale (Mary) Hartsock, and John Hartsock, all of Buffalo; and a very special friend, Dolly Prebble of Renovo.
In addition to her parents, Thelma was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Hartsock and Dennis Hartsock; and a sister, Janice Young.
In keeping with Thelma’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Private graveside burial services will be held in the Elm Lawn Cemetery, Kenmore, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Thelma’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Thelma, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.