Thelma Anne Fonda, 56, of Cleveland, OK, died June 01, 2017, at Cleveland, Oklahoma born April 26, 1961.
Thelma Anne Fonda, of Cleveland, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at her home. Thelma was born April 26, 1961, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of John Clifford Dryden and Thelma JoAnn (Bay) Neely. Thelma was raised in Shidler where she began her education. Following her graduation, Thelma attended Kansas State. She resided in Wichita, Kansas until 1985, at that time she returned to Shidler gaining employment with Shaw Manor Nursing Home in Ponca City. Thelma later moved to Ponca City and in 1997, moved to Cleveland to be closer to her daughter. During her time in Cleveland Thelma worked at Tank-N-Tummy and was also an active part of the Peninsula Fire Department and Auxiliary.
Thelma was a major part and contributor of the Peninsula Fire Department and Board Member of the Auxiliary. She was the instigator of the Quarter Brigade Program, which helped young people learn a sense of direction in the community. Thelma loved to fish and go arrow head hunting. Thelma made and sold Indian artwork such as flint knives and bead work. She loved being around people as well as any children especially her grandchildren. Thelma loved going to Arkansas and mining for diamonds.
Survivors are her two children Lisa Mora and her husband, Gordon of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Rebecca Tumlinson of Cleveland, Oklahoma; father John Dryden of Stillwater, Oklahoma; two sisters Shelly Dryden of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Sandy Baldwin of Stillwater, Oklahoma; brother James Clark of Cushing, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Thelma was preceded in death by her mother; husband Thomas Fonda; sister Pamela Ann and an infant brother.
Cemetery committal service will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday at Sinnett Cemetery with Fred Kerr officiating. Friends may share a memory with the family or express their condolences online at www.chapman-black.com.