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Thelma Harris

May 23, 1920 — May 21, 2017

On May 21, 2017, Thelma V. Harris went home to be with the Lord. Thelma was born on May 23, 1920.  She was the daughter of the late Taylor Sweitzer and Pauline Bolinger Sweitzer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Harris in 1979; a son, Ronald Harris in 1997; two brothers; and one sister.  She is also preceded in death by a special companion Kenneth Close.

Surviving are a daughter Sue Harden and husband John, Frostburg; a daughter-in-law, Vivian Helsley and husband Robert, Green Springs; grandchildren, Steven Harden and wife Amanda, Frostburg, Thomas Harden and wife Laura, Cumberland, Stephanie Harden and fiancé Sam, Oldtown, Dylan Harden and wife Arian, Frostburg, Haley Harden, Frostburg, David Harris, Tracy Watkins, David Sell, Chris Sell, Donald Sell and Pat Mears. Thelma also leaves behind too many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews to name them all.  She is also survived by special friends and family members, Libby, Shirley and husband Paul, Edna, Linda, Pete, Larry, Sonny and Joe.

Thelma loved her faith in the Lord and was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran church, Frostburg.  She also belonged to the Frostburg Senior Citizens.  Her family and friends were the world to her.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, MD, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 2 pm with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating.

Interment will follow in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Harden, Dylan Harden, Sam Cope, David Harris, Robby Harris and Donald Sell.  Honorary pallbearers will be David Sell, Chris Sell and D.J. Sell.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Nursing Care Staff at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.  “Thank you for all you did to keep her happy”.


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