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Thelma Mae Dunaway

April 15, 1928 February 6, 2022
Thelma Mae  Dunaway
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Obituary for Thelma Mae Dunaway

Thelma Mae (Wise) Dunaway, age 93, of Richmond, Kentucky passed away February 6, 2022 at Telford Nursing Home in Richmond surrounded by her daughters. A native of Estill County, she was born in Ballar Hollar on April 15, 1928 to the late Elva and Mary (Clark) Wise.

She and her husband, Ray C. Dunaway, moved to Ohio and began Construction and Real Estate Businesses in Miamisburg, Ohio. She retired as secretary and co-owner of those businesses. They also enjoyed an interest in Tennessee Walking Horses. Thelma was a charter member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church, in in Ravenna, Kentucky and member of Miamisburg, Christian Church, Miamisburg, OH where she was a Sunday School/ VBS teacher, as well as serving as church treasurer until moving to Richmond, Kentucky. At the time, she became a very active member of Big Hill Christian Church in Richmond, KY; continuing her Sunday school teaching/VBS responsibilities.

In addition to enjoying her family and church activities, Thelma was a volunteer and former Board Member of Pattie A. Clay Hospital, now known as Baptist Health – Richmond.

She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Dunaway of Irvine, Kentucky, Sue (Jim) Keeton of Richmond, Kentucky, and Althea (Eddie) Garrett of Miamisburg, Ohio; Five Grandchildren, Monica (Jay) Marrs, Charlene (Larry) Klein, and James Ray (Ellen) Keeton, all of Richmond, Kentucky; Shane (Tara) Garrett and Sarah Hofmeister all of Miamisburg, Ohio. In addition, she had 10 Great-grandchildren.

Thelma is also survived by two sisters, Lynda (Montie) Parks and Mary Alva (Harry Dale) Fox, both of Ravenna, KY and a sister-in-law Margaret Wise of Ohio. As well as countless nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Thelma is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 45 years, Ray C. Dunaway (1993) and Three Bothers: Wilbert, Alonzo, and James Wise; Five sisters: Opal Crichfield, Crystal Ashcraft, Aleen Wise, Elfreda Wickizer, and Wavlene Dunaway.

Funeral services will be held at Warren F. Toler Funeral Home in Irvine, Kentucky with Rev. Mark Pearson officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 10 from 11 AM to 1 PM with service immediately following. Burial will follow at Hood-Tipton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Big Hill Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky or to the Telford Terrace in Richmond, Kentucky.

Pallbearers: Shane Garett, James Ray Keeton, Aiden Marrs, Colton Klein, Reece Keeton and Graham Marrs

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