Thelma A. Boswell

October 21, 1916 - January 30, 2013

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Thelma A. Boswell, 96, of Evansville passed away Wednesday January 30, 2013 at Evansville Protestant Home.

Thelma owned and operated Thelma’s Beauty Shop on Main Street downtown Evansville for many years. She was of Baptist faith and past members of Agoga Bible Class and the Lady Elks. She was the unofficial housemother to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at University of Evansville. She enjoyed horse racing and playing penny slots.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Oldham “Bos” Boswell in 1987; parents, Amos and Nancy (Fairchild) Henke; brothers, Delphus, Willie and Heber Henke; sister, Ethel Hopper; companions, Bob Fickas, Wilbur “Bill” Kuebler and Nick Darabos.

She is survived by her god daughter and caregiver, Tonya Wiser and her partner Stacey Kloeck; close friends and caregivers, Susan Bergdorf and Amy Mullican; great nephew, Danny Rainbolt; great nieces, Patty Blann, Jennifer Harris and Susan Charters.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday February 2, 2013 at Park Lawn Cemetery, 1526 S. Green River Rd., Evansville, IN 47715.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.

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