Thelma Middleton

Thelma Ruth Middleton

1930 - 2011

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Thelma Ruth Middleton (nee Baker), 81, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a 5 month illness. Thelma was born May 22, 1930 in Big Creek, MS and has been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years. She worked as a secretary for Lorain Community Hospital and had also worked for South Shore Packing, Vermilion. Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church, Vermilion. She enjoyed reading and listening to audio books. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is survived by her sons, James Boyd (Cricket) Middleton of Florence, AL, Denny (Debbie) Middleton of Vermilion, and Bob (Debbie) Middleton of Louisville, KY; grandchildren: Charlie, Traci, Jenny, Kristi, Julie, Kati, and Amy; 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; brothers, Robert Baker of MS and Billy Baker of Bruce, MS; and sisters, Martha Ruth of Columbus, MS, Penny Stark of MS, and Peggy Baker of MS; She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Middleton, June 20, 1998; parents, John and Lavonia (nee Hardin) Baker; brothers, Glen, John, Rex, Jimmy, and Junior Baker; and sisters, Dorothy Wade, Norma Jean Cannon, Kathryn Carmichael, and Alcia Speurill. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Cliff Morris will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. The family suggests memorial contributions to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at


August 04, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South Street Vermilion , OH 44089

Funeral Service

August 05, 2011 11:00 AM Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South Street Vermilion , OH 44089

Graveside Service

August 05, 2011 11:45 AM Maple Grove Cemetery 8114 Cemetery Road Vermilion, OH 44089