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Thelma Marie Michael

As Orginally published on Dec 15

Thelma Marie Michael, age 82, of Emmitsburg, Md., died on Monday, December 15, 2008, at her home following an extended illness.

Born March 1, 1926 in Stanley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Scott D. and Irene M. (Jenkins) Harris. She was the wife of the late Harvey Edward Michael who predeceased her on August 11, 2000.

She was employed as a clerk for 34 years by the Daughters of Charity Religious Community at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Emmitsburg, Md. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish in Emmitsburg. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Surviving are three daughters, Doris M. Cornett of Hagerstown, Md., Connie L. Furhman and husband Ronald of Hanover, and Barbara J. Little of Emmitsburg; five siblings, James Harris of Rocky Ridge, Md., Wilson Harris of Nanticoke, Md., Glen Harris of Frederick, Md., Wanda May of Timberville, Va., and Martha Cooley of Frederick, Md. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four siblings, Homer and Kent Harris, Florabell Nusbaum, and Iva Mae Koontz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 18, 2008, at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Interment will follow in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Emmitsburg. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Dr., P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave, Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Eddie, Chris, and Brian Cornett, Michael Little, Jerry and Charles Kopp, and Nathan Fuhrman.

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