Thelma W. Dellacca

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thelma W. Dellacca, 93, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died March 23, 2009, at 12:25 p.m., at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. She had been a resident there since 2005.

She was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Putnam County, the daughter of Charles E. Bridgewater and Mary Navel Bridgewater.

She graduated from Brazil High School and also the LaSalle University Accounting Course.

For three years during World War II, Thelma lived in Indianapolis and worked at Allison's.

Locally, she worked for Butts Enterprises, Festival of Homes, Tracer Trailer and the Clay County Airport.

Thelma was the former director of the Clay County Mental Health Association from 1964-70. She continued to volunteer for the association for many years as well as the American Cancer Society of Clay County.

Thelma was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Dick Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

She attended the Rio Grande Church of Christ.

On April 2, 1936, she married her beloved Emmanuel "Pete" Dellacca.

She enjoyed working in her flower garden and vegetable gardens, quilting and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Pete, who died in March 1978, sisters Rosemary Yockey and Catherine Price, and brothers Harold Bridgewater, John Bridgewater and Harry Bridgewater.

Survivors include her daughter Karen Moser and husband John, Waveland, Ind., son Richard Dellacca and wife Geri, Belgrade, Mont., grandchildren Jay Moser (Susan), Sean Moser (Barbie), and Denise Madsen (Darren), four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will take place Saturday at French Funeral Home, at 2 p.m., with Steve Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to services.

If friends should desire, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department or to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.