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Thelma F. First

September 4, 1922 - December 28, 2018

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Thelma F. First, age 96, passed away December 28, 2018, at 10:54 am, at the Wyngate Senior Living Community. Thelma was born September 4, 1922, in Lima, OH, to Fred and Leona (Brown) Ramga who preceded her in death. In June of 1942, she married Robert E. First Sr. who preceded her in death on June 20, 1985.

Thelma was a 1940 graduate of Lima South High School. After high school, she married her husband and focused on raising her family. She was a lifetime member of her high school sorority, Chi Omega. Thelma had been a member of Grace Methodist Church.

Thelma is survived by her 5 children: Robert E. (Susan) First Jr. of Loveland, OH, Gary W. First of Quincy, MI, Rebecca Nguyen of San Carlos, CA, Doug (Sarah) First of Naperville, IL and Michael (Donna) First of Newport News, VA, 7 grandchildren: Janet Michelle (David) Hart, Glenn Thomas (Jill) First, Don (Larissa Hinshaw) Nguyen, Ryan (Becky) First, Lauren First, Rachel (Daniel) Caruthers and Brooke First and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Reba First and a son-in-law, Dinh Nguyen.

There will be a private family service that will be held at a later time to be determined. Her cremated remains will be buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, also at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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