Thelma R. Schaefer

Thelma R. Schaefer of Hollidaysburg passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at home with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Amandus and Elizabeth (Bartley) Miller. She married Francis A. Schaefer, who preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1983.

Surviving are three children: Terry (Kathy) of Hollidaysburg, Thelma (Gary) Zimmerman of Duncansville and Amanda Brenner of Hollidaysburg, with whom she resided; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Joseph (Kay) Miller and Glenn (Michelle) Miller of Bend, Ore.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Thelma was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a vigil service will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, by Father Anthony J. Legarski. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.