Thelma Fern Tichenor, 84, Valley Falls, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1926, south of Denison, the daughter of Brice C. and Laura A. Bolz Duffield. She graduated from Point Pleasant Rural Grade School. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls.
She married Calvin W. Tichenor on Dec. 4, 1952, in Topeka. They lived in the Rock Creek and Meriden communities. Mr. Tichenor died on June 16, 1997.
Survivors include three sons, Carlos (Jerie) Tichenor, Hoyt, Curtis (Kim), Branson, CO, and Dennis (Jennifer) Tichenor, Valley Falls; two daughters, Pam (Randy) Mitchell, Hickman, NE and Esther (Mark) Askren, Hutchinson; two brothers, John Duffield, Valley Falls, and Willard Duffield, Hoyt; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
The funeral service was March 21 at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial was at Muddy Creek Cemetery, northwest of Meriden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Back to the Bible Radio Ministry and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences are at mercerfuneralhomes.com
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