Thelma Sutton

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Thelma Mae Sutton Wayne: Thelma Mae Sutton, age 93, of Wayne, NY died Wednesday December 21, 2011 at the home of her son Robert. Honoring the family wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657 or to the Wayne Fire Dept., P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893. Thelma was born April 15, 1918 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late George S. and Clara Noss Thrasher. She graduated from Athens High School in 1936, and continued her education with classes from Penn State. On Jan. 2, 1942 in Baltimore, MD she married the late Ernest R. Sutton; who passed away on July 8, 1982. A seamstress all her life, she was awarded the "Rosie the Riveter" pin during World War II while working for Blue Swan Mill Clothing Manufacturer in Athens, PA. Living in New York since 1957, she retired from Michael Stearns Clothing, in Penn Yan, NY, in the mid 1970's. A loving mother and grandmother she enjoyed crochet, and was an avid reader. She is loved and will be dearly missed by her son Robert D. (Mary F.) Sutton with whom she made her home; a daughter Beverly J. (Donald) Wilcoxen of Canton, IL, 2 daughters in law Mrs. Frank (Odessa) Thrasher of Williston, FL, and Mrs. Larue (Diane) Sutton of Wayne; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many great great grandchildren; with thanks to a special grandchild Sarah Webster for her loving care; a sister Betty Murry of Oklahoma City, OK; a brother in law Bob Smitt of LaPorte, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was pre-deceased by 3 children; son Larue Sutton in 1990, daughter Shirley Ann Hawkins in 2007 and son Frank Thrasher in 2011. Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee Online condolences can be sent by visiting
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