Thelma B. Demaree (Sign Guestbook)

Thelma B. Demaree, age 84, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2018. A well respected wife and mother, Thelma will always be remembered for her faith, love of family, and giving of her time to others. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, she graduated from Gibbs High School in Corryton and shortly after moved to Plainfield, Indiana to work at Public Service and went on to marry Jim, her beloved husband of 61 years, in Greensburg, Indiana January 1955. After moving to Northfield, New Jersey in 1959, Jim and Thelma were active in scouting, athletics, and the Northfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, square dancing, cooking, visits to the beach, and spending time with her friends from church. Thelma also worked in the printing business for 20 years and was employed as an administrative assistant until her retirement. Upon Jim’s retirement from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1990, they returned to Corryton.

She was a faithful member of Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, James E. Demaree, parents Nick J. and Susie Corum (Wilkerson) and brothers Raymond Corum, Willis Corum, A.G. Corum. Thelma is survived and will be deeply missed by daughter Teresa Goldschmitt and husband Eric; sons Duane Demaree and wife Pamela, Richard Demaree and wife Carolyn, and James R. Demaree; grandchildren Jill, Dillon, Elisabeth, Caroline, Jackson, Harris; and many extended family and friends she loved.

The family will be receiving friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel on Sunday, June 3rd from 5 – 7pm. The funeral will begin at 7pm with Rev. Bill Akers officiating. A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, June 4th at 9am. Monetary donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Mid South Chapter at or Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Demaree family and invites you to sign the online registry below.


9 guestbook entries for “Thelma B. Demaree”:

  1. Marc Higgenbothem says:

    I will miss your famous apple crisp and most of all you the joy she brought to me personally and made me always feel welcome in the household. We love you “Flo”. You are in a much better place. ❤️🙏😘😢

  2. Elena Boldu-Lowery says:

    Teresa and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts with you all during this difficult time.

  3. Tracie Combs Brown says:

    Terri I am so so sorry, I just smile thinking about how your mom and dad will once again be able to celebrate each other in the house of the Lord. Prayers to you and your family!

  4. Matthew D. Calfee says:

    I am honored to have known Thelma and her amazing family! Thelma was the ultimate optimist and just loved to talk with her and was honored to be one of the team that took care of her over the last year. She will be missed but never forgotten.

  5. Elena Boldu Lowery says:

    Teresa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.

  6. Donna Corum says:

    Terri, Goober and I are so sorry we will not be back in town for your moms service. Our deepest sympathy is with you and all of the family, as your mom was very special to us. Prayers for comfort and may God Bless You is our desire.

  7. Jennifer Smith says:

    Thelma you were an amazing woman who made the most excellent banana bread amongst other things. I know Duane and the whole family will miss you greatly. May you rest in peace. It was my pleasure to know you and be part of the extended family. ❤

  8. Koralee says:

    Marc Higgenbothem says:, thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  9. Claire Reheis says:

    So very sorry for your loss. She looks like she was a very lovely woman and I am sure she will be missed by her family..Thoughts are with you Duane, Pam and Dillon.

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