Friday, September 8, 2006

Thelma B. Liechty, 97 of Clay City passed away Sept. 6, 2006, at 10:32 a.m. at the Mill Pond Healthcare Campus. She had resided there for only 4 weeks.

She was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Clay County the daughter of John Weatherwax and Clara Krieble Weatherwax. She graduated from Clay City High School, Class of 1927. Dec. 23, 1927 she married Marco I. Liechty.

Together they worked and lived on the family farm outside of Clay City.

She was a member of the Beech United Methodist Church as a young woman. She and her husband were active in 4-H and tried to never miss a Clay City basketball game. She enjoyed working in the vegetable and flower gardens, and was an accomplished letter writer. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Donn and Mary Liechty of Clay City, Joe and Suzanne Liechty of Greencastle, and Hope and Art Schlegel of Plainfield; 12 grandchildren, Douglas and Sally Liechty, Dennis and Roberta Liechty, Robin and Jim Carroll, Chris and Becky Hood, Ginger and Keith Bodnarick, Kelly Ann and Brian Hughes, Kelly Jo and Brian Monnett, Cindy and Charlie Bosch, Kirt and Debbie Schlegel, Holly and Burleigh Law, Grant and Frances Schlegel and Todd and Lori Schopmeyer; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister-in- law, Faye Weatherwax of Clay City; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

She was preceded by her parents, her husband Marco Liechty who passed away Dec. 1, 1982; four brothers ,Tarquin Weatherwax, Bill Weatherwax, Leonard Weatherwax and Charles Weatherwax; two sisters Rose Lenning and Juanita Gerber.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Nathan Couch officiating.

Burial will follow at Beech Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and again Sunday one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund. Pallbearers will include Doug Liechty, Dennis Liechty, Todd Schopmeyer, Russell Monnett, Burleigh Law, and Keith Bodnarick. Post a heart of condolence at