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Obituary: Thelma R. Spriggs Scales, Whiteland


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Thelma R. Spriggs Scales, 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Whiteland.

Thelma was born April 23, 1930, in Indianapolis, to Cecil and Ruby (Waterman) Spriggs.

She was a beautician for 20 years and was a member of Whiteland Church of Christ. Thelma enjoyed traveling, antiques and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include two children, Dan (Debra) Scales and Lavana (Ed) Tichenor, both of Whiteland; five grandchildren, Lara (Josh) Rogers, Ryan (Jenny) Scales, Seth, Jordan and Chase Tichenor; and two great-grandchildren, Elliott and Eleanor Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maurice L. Scales; a sister, Frieda Mae Spriggs; and a brother, Edward Spriggs.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Whiteland Church of Christ, 6720 North U.S. Hwy. 31, Whiteland, IN 46184.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. Hwy. 31 North, and from 10:00 a.m. Friday until service time at the church.

Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association/Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL. 60674, or Susan G. Komen, P.O. Box 6069, Dept. 95, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6069.

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