Wilma I. Thibos, 81, of Constantine, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Three Rivers Health Hospice. She was born in Three Rivers on June 12, 1930, a daughter of Russell and Margaret (Russell) Myers. On May 15, 1948, she married Robert Jay Thibos in Elkhart, he preceded her in death on July 16, 1991.
Wilma worked as a cabinet maker at Coachmen Industries in Centreville and Middlebury, Ind. for 34 years before retiring in 1995. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, sewing, baby-sitting, camping and reading.
Surviving Wilma are her children, Nancy (Patrick) Horton, Constantine, Donald (Cindy) Thibos, Centreville, Bob (Lorraine) Thibos, Shipshewana, Ind., Ginny (Joseph) Cotton, Sturgis; grandchildren, Nichelle (Craig) Bilinski, Catina Horton, Amy (Christopher) Potter, Shasta (Chris) Gunsch, Joshua (Lori) Thibos, Erik Thibos, Shawn Cotton and Andrew Cotton; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb, Nathan, Kyle, Kelsey, Bailey, Cammie, Xander, Kiylee, Dominik, Chloie, Xayden, and a sister Pauline Myers, Indianapolis, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her by parents, husband, son Lynn Thibos, brother Ernest Edward Myers, and sisters Marie Myers, Helen Myers, Lorraine Aber and grandson Chanley Thibos.
Relatives and friends will be received at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon — 2 p.m. Religious services will follow on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Karla Kauffman of Three Rivers Health Hospice officiating. Interment will be in Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.