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Thelma Mae Shovlain
Thelma Mae Shovlain, 91, of Grand Island died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Golden Living Center Lakeview in Grand Island.
A private family celebration of her life will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Shovlain was thinking of others when she chose to donate her body to the Anatomical Board of Nebraska. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mrs. Shovlain and her identical twin sister Wilma Grace were born on August 7, 1920 in Worden, MT to William Gregory Caster and Margaret (Dick) Caster.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Rich Skelton of Dana Pt. CA, and a son and daughter-in-law Gary and Linda Shovlain of Grand Island, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and her brother and sister-in-law Richard and Margaret Caster of Worden, MT.
Thelma attended Huntley Project school in Worden and graduated from Huntley Project High School in 1938. After the death of her twin sister, Thelma lived in Woodward, OK with her married sister Claire and family. After moving back to Montana she worked in the Worden Post Office. On December 17, 1941 Thelma was united in marriage to Bernard Shovlain in Salt Lake City, UT. They moved to Nebraska and lived in Lexington, Kearney, and Grand Island.
Thelma worked at the A & W Drive Inn and Willman's Grocery in Grand Island for many years. Thelma was a parishioner of St. Leo’s Catholic Church where she volunteered and assisted with funeral receptions. She and Bernard attended many events and dances at Elks Clubs and other social clubs. They enjoyed playing bridge with other couples. She was an accomplished seamstress and continued to enjoy playing bridge with friends throughout her life.
Thelma will be remembered for her many qualities of humor and quick wit, her fashion style, her friends and most of all her generosity and sentimentality towards all children, especially her grandchildren.
Thelma was preceded in death by her twin sister who died at age 13, sisters, Jesse Guptill, Janice Roberts, Claire Kramer, her parents and her husband, Bernard Shovlain.
Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.