Thelma Athalia Jarnagin Lewis
Thelma Athalia Jarnagin Lewis, 108, of Monroe died on June 19, 2013, at Careage of Newton.
A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Monroe United Methodist Church with burial following at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice or the Monroe United Methodist Women. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
She was the daughter of Lorinda (Sheeler) and Oakley Jarnagin. On Aug. 13, 1904, she was born on a farm east of Monroe, near the Marion-Jasper County line. She was a lifelong resident of the Monroe area. She was a 1923 graduate of Monroe High School. On March 11, 1926, she and William G. Lewis were united in marriage at the Monroe Methodist parsonage. To this union one son, Rodger Norman, was born on March 8, 1931. Thelma and William lived and worked on the family farm northwest of Monroe. In 1968, they retired to their home in Monroe where they lived together until Bill’s death on Nov. 12, 1976. She remained in her own home until August 2006 when she moved to Careage of Newton.
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