Obituary: Dortha “Charleen” Hall Thomas



Dortha “Charleen” Hall Thomas, 87, of Home Place, died Jan. 21, 2014.

She was born April 18, 1926, in Seymour, Ind., to the late George and Vaneta Jackson Hall.

The joy in life for Charlene was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Charlene enjoyed gardening – especially her African violets – and cooking and reading to her grandchildren. She appreciated the privilege of teaching Sunday school to many children through the years.

Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Thomas; and a sister, Katherine Zainey.

Survivors include her three children, Candy (John) Adams, Dan (Karen) Thomas and Melinda (Dusty) Duncan; 13 grandchildren, Crystal, Mikey, Nikki, Amy, Linda, Cara, Sarah, Cassondra, Grace, Shaun, Micah, Rachel and Saul; 21 great–grandchildren, Camille, Dakota, Ashlynn, Madison, Matthew, Makayla, Maisie, Miles, Mercy, Tay, Max, Rose, Ethan, Ashley, Gabby, Nodia, Aiden Mikeal, Alexis, Kaliegh and Mason; and two brothers, Leon and George Hall.

A funeral service was conducted Jan. 25 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, of which Charlene was a member.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Please visit where you can leave a condolence for the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals in Carmel.


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