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Obituary: Thelma Land, Brown county

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Thelma Land, 90, of Brown County, formerly of Seymour, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Brown County Health & Living Community.

Thelma was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, embroidering and gardening.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Garden of Gethsemane at Garland Brook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Brown County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1202, Nashville, IN 47448.

Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the Land family at

Born in Brown County April 11, 1923, Thelma was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Elizabeth Moffit Skinner. She married Raymond K. Land January 2, 1943. He preceded her in death June 18, 1995.

Survivors include her children, Mike (Jennie) Land of Neenah, Wisconsin, and Sharon (Cecil) Downs of Columbus; a sister, Iva (Bill) Sorgius of Columbus; grandchildren, Teresa (Craig) Wiseman, Kelly (Ben) Simpson, Robert Land, Douglas (Samantha) Downs, Kristy Bartes and Keri (Chris) Walker; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Chester, Howard, Woodrow and Ralph Skinner; and sisters, Ruth Lankey, Anise Gates and LaVonne Taylor.

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