Thelma Pauline Sprouse Ames

06/02/1915 — 06/08/2001

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Toledo, Ohio

Thelma Pauline Sprouse Ames

 Thelma Pauline Sprouse Ames, 86, of Richland, Washington died Friday, June 8, 2001, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family.  She was born to Charles and Lillian White Carey on June 2, 1915, in Toledo, Ohio.

 Thelma married Herman Sprouse June 1, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio.  They had one daughter, Sandy, born in 1941.  In 1946, the moved to Oroville, WA, and in 1952 they bought an apple orchard on Sprouse Road.  Herman died August 4, 1977.

 She married Herbert Ames August 20, 1979.  Herbert died December 16, 1990.  Thelma moved to Richland in June 1998, to be near her daughter.

 She is survived by daughter, Sandra and Clive Francis; stepdaughter, Millie and Phil Gann; stepson, Mel and Jan Ames; grandson, Brian Oles; granddaughter, Keri and Steve Burrus; step grandsons, Brandon and Sandy Ames and Audie Gann; step granddaughters, Melissa and Alicia; and 6 great grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Bergh Funeral Home, Oroville, WA with burial to follow.  Visitation will be at Bergh Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336.

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