Thelma J. Leonard

July 18, 1940 - November 25, 2017

Age 77, of Warsaw, passed away November 25, 2017 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

She was born July 18, 1940 in Warsaw, daughter of the late John and Florence Moulton Van Buren. Thelma was employed for thirty-three years as a custodian at Warsaw Central School prior to her retirement in 1999.

Thelma was an avid bingo player and she loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In earlier years, she enjoyed snowmobiling and was an auto racing fan.

Thelma was predeceased by her daughter, Tamara Uptegrove, her son, Tracy Uptegrove and her sister, Elizabeth Amburgy.

Surviving are her children, Thomas (Cathy) Uptegrove of Warsaw, Teresa (Skip) Dickes of Wyoming, NY, Terri (John) Arend of Avon; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; her brother, John (Theresa) Van Buren; her sister, Janette Duboy of Warsaw; nieces and nephews and her canine companion, Cinabear.

Friends may call Thursday, November 30 from 5 – 8 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Thelma’s memorial service will be held Friday, December 1 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Important Dates

November 30, 2017 : Calling hours for Thelma J. Leonard - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

December 1, 2017 : Memorial service for Thelma J. Leonard - 11:00 AM

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Dec 5.17 from Brian Duboy:
Will always remember all the memories of growing up and after school helping out. Love you Aunt Thelma, rest in peace and miss you.

Dec 1.17 from Sally Page:
I am so so sorry Teresa & Skip! Know you are in my prayers

Nov 28.17 from Patricia and Skeeter Cygan:
I'm going to miss all the phone calls and going out to lunch when we came home and all our snowmobiling we did and babysitting all 5 of my cousins so many memories RIP

Nov 28.17 from Barry and Sharon True:
Dear Family, Our hearts are sad to hear this sad news. Thelma will be remember by many of us that had the enjoyment of her doing our wedding cake. She had a big heart and that part of her we see through her kids and grandkids. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Nov 28.17 from Robin Ingle/Steve Herman:
Hugs and prayers to all my cousins and Aunt and Uncle!! Aunt Thelma will truly be missed!! She’s always been my reason for being a baker! We love you all!! May God bless each and every one of you!! RIP Aunt Thelma!!

Nov 28.17 from Alberta Pike:
Unfortunately distance and travel keep me from attending. Condolences, peace,comfort,blessings, and love to all of family. Glad I was able to spend time with her in July.

Nov 27.17 from David and Mary Bradley:
We are so sorry to hear of this. We both loved Thelma and seeing he shining face at bingo and always hearing her scream BINGO!!!! S

Nov 27.17 from Robin and Donna Humphrey:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tme