She was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Joseph Gibbs on July 10, 1997, with whom she united in marriage Feb.17, 1934, in Portsmouth. Thelma is survived by her daughters; Alberta J. (Maurice) Hammond of McDermott and JoAnn (William E., deceased) Darby of Portsmouth; grandchildren, William J. Darby (deceased), Diana Hammond (deceased), Tammy (Greg) Kuntzman, Susan (Randy) Childers, Vicki (Jay) Jenkins, Dianna Collier; 14 great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Grandma Toggi,” David Darby, Julie Shupert, Billy Mosley, Olivia Williams, Savanna Darby, Caroline Leininger, Wendy Hill, Kerry Gentry, J. Tyler Jenkins, Austin Kuntzman, Rachael Childers, Sean Childers, Amy Campbell and Jason Jenkins; 17 great-great-grandchildren and one deceased great-great-grandson. Also preceding her in death was her brother, William H. Snyder; three sisters, Martha Royal, Opal Callicoat and Vivian Snyder.
Funeral services will held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with the Rev. Clark Hess officiating with interment following in Scioto Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the funeral hour.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church and SOMC Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.RalphFScott.com.