HEUVELTON -- Funeral services for Thelma R. Morehouse, age 91, formerly of Heuvelton, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday (Aug 9, 2018) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Morehouse officiating. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery in Edwards.
Calling hours will be held also on Thursday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Morehouse passed away on Monday (Aug 6, 2018) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving are three daughters; Mary Tomlin of N. Carolina, Patricia Pulver & her fiancée Greg Thomas of Ogdensburg and Sunday Lockenwitz & her fiancé Fred Vanheusen of Sharon Springs, NY; sisters Rita Chambers of Ogdensburg, Iliona Elliott of Lisbon and Vivian Day of Lisbon; 35 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren;
She was predeceased by her husband Raymond; son John Morehouse; daughters Sheila Willard and Melody Morehouse; sisters Marjorie Smith, Bonnie Elliott and Beverly Petrie along with four brothers John, Glenn, Arthur & Stanley Elliott and two son-in-laws Kevin Lockenwitz & James Willard, three brother-in-laws James Smith, Howard Chamber & Bud Petrie.
Thelma was born on March 5, 1927 in Russell NY, a daughter of the late John & Lulu (Halladay) Elliott. She attended Hammond and Evans Mills schools for her education, and later married Raymond Morehouse on June 15, 1945 in Antwerp NY. During her career she worked as a nurse’s aid at the Gouverneur Hospital, Rhodes Nursing Home in Heuvelton, the local orphanage on State Street and later at the United Helpers nursing home where she began working in 1971 until her retirement in 1984.
She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling, watching TV, dancing, traveling across the country, cooking and fishing.
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