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Thelma Hamel

March 20, 1925 July 20, 2013
Thelma Hamel
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Thelma R. "Sis" Newman Hamel, 88, of Washington, Pa. died at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Hixenbaugh's Personal Care Home in Claysville, Pa. after being in failing health for the past several years.She was born March 20, 1925 in Washington a daughter of the late Alva Lewis and Etta Mae Lindley Clemens and had resided in the Washington County area all her life.Mrs. Hamel was a member of the Friendship Community Church in Washington.She was also a member of the Washington American Legion Post 175 auxiliary.Mrs. Hamel enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and preparing Sunday meals for her family.She was employed by the former W.T. Grant Store and the Snowy White Laundry and Dry Cleaners both in Washington.On July 4, 1942 she married Clyde Edward Newman who died, September 20, 1968 and on July 28, 1978 she married Elmer Alfred Hamel who died October 2, 2007.Surviving are two daughters, Maryann, wife of Stanley Clutter and Jane, wife of Paul Hancher both of Claysville; four step-children, Scott, husband of Rose Mary Hamel of Cross Junction, VA., Terry, husband of Joyce Hamel of Bethel Park, David, husband of Mary Hamel of Miami, Fl. and Karen Klink of Washington; five grandchildren, Rodd R., Chad and Gretchen Clutter, Brian and Kevin, husband of Jennifer Hancher; nine great grandchildren, Rodd Ray, Tristan, Christan and Noah Clutter, Amanda, Danielle, Courtney, Nicholas and Samantha Hancher; two great great grandchildren; several step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren.; several nieces and nephews.Deceased in addition to her parents and husbands are two sisters, Elsie Beatty and Iverna Fritz; four brothers, Robert, Floyd, Lloyd and Ralph Clemens.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Amedisys Hospice, 2183 McClelland Town Rd., Masontown, Pa. 15461.

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