Thelma V. Cupp

Thelma V. Cupp, 91, of Thompsontown, passed away at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village in Mifflin.

Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Lester C. Haines and the late Geneva (Meredith) Haines Watts.

On April 16, 1947, she married her late husband, Robert L. Cupp, with whom she was blessed to share over 51 years of marriage before his passing on March 26, 1999.

She is survived by: her children, Michael R. Cupp and his wife, Debra, of East Salem and Diane L. Houtz and her husband, Gerald, of McAlisterville; one sister, Shirley Eichman, of Mechanicsburg; one step brother, Larry Watts and his wife, Helen, of New Oxford; one stepsister, Mary Gabbard and her husband, Roger, of Thompsontown; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a stepfather, Keemer Watts Jr.; and two brothers, Lester C. Haines Jr. and Harold Haines.

Mrs. Cupp was a 1946 graduate of Thompsontown High School. First, she was employed at L. Shellenberger and Sons Shirt Factory in McAlisterville and next was employed and retired as a Nurse’s Aide at Locust Grove Retirement Village in Mifflin.

Thelma was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Thompsontown. In earlier life, she enjoyed helping with the Juniata County Meals on Wheels. She also enjoyed gardening, but the greatest joy she had was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She will long be remembered for her caring spirit and her ability to help family and friends in need.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall Street, McAlisterville, with Pastor Graham C. Fowler officiating. Interment will follow at the Maze Cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Cupp’s memory can be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 19 N. Mill St., Thompsontown, PA 17094 or to the Juniata County Meals on Wheels, 208 Lemon Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Online condolences and tributes can be shared with the family at www.brownfun eralhomesinc.com.