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Thelma Ann (Dickman) Kohler

February 24, 1934 — January 18, 2022

Mechanicsburg

Thelma A. Kohler

A True Giver -

Thelma A. (Dickman) Kohler, age 87, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  Thelma was born on Saturday, February 24, 1934, in Toledo, OH to the late Orville Guy Dickman and Pearl Elizabeth (Tyler) Dickman.  Thelma was the widow of Marlin “Bink” Leroy Kohler, whom she married on April 10, 1954, and who died on October 12, 1995.  In addition to her parents and husband, Thelma is preceded in death by her brother, Verlin Dickman; and her sister, Darlene Clingan.

Thelma’s survivors include her two daughters: Vicki Ann Weary and her husband, Kirk, of Carlisle; Erica Lee Ocker and her husband, Kermit "Keith", of Mechanicsburg; her three grandchildren: Christopher Weary and his wife, Shannon; Kyle Weary and his partner, Jared Moody; Paige Ocker; her four great-grandchildren: Evie, Truett, Rowan and Silas; and her special former granddaughter-in-law, Gloria Weary.

Thelma graduated from Lemoyne High School as part of the class of 1952 and retired from Maryland Casualty Company in 1993.  Thelma thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren; family was everything to her.  She loved going on family beach trips, and in her spare time she relished getting lost in a good book.  Known to be the sweetest, kindest and most giving woman, Thelma was a great listener and very wise; she truly understood people.

All are welcome to join Thelma’s family at her gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Chaplain Todd Carver officiating.  Thelma’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Buhrig’s Gathering Place (next to the funeral home) immediately following the service.  A graveside service and burial will follow the reception in Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill. Honored to be pallbearers are: Kirk Weary, Keith Ocker, Chris Weary, Kyle Weary and Jared Moody.

Contributions in celebration of Thelma’s life can be made to Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.homelandathome.org/donate.

Thelma’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Thelma’s full obituary, view her memorial video, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Reception

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

12:45 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service & Burial

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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