Thelma Tkach

Thelma Tkach, 85, passed away on September 24 at the John Knox Village Hospice in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She was born Thelma Loraine Eckard to her parents Ruby and Wayne Eckard in Independence, Missouri, on September 3, 1928. She is survived by 3 children, Steven Reimer, Ronald Reimer and Linda Sigloch, and 5 grandchildren, Cindy Bates, Jeremy Bates, Matthew Reimer, Noel Reimer and Brooke Reimer. She was preceded in death by her first husband Kermit Reimer and second husband Danny Tkach. She attended Mt. Washington grade school and Northeast High. She grew up in Independence, Missouri. Prior to moving to California in 1970, she worked at Western Electric as an assembler and Hallmark Cards as an order filler. While living in Anaheim, California, she worked as a Teacher’s Aide and Assistant Librarian. She moved back to Missouri in 2006 where she lived for the remainder of her life. She will be missed by her relatives, neighbors and church members at East Alton Community of Christ Church. Her cheerful, friendly, optimistic, generous, spirited, warm, caring, wonderful sense of humor and common sense attitude toward life will be missed by all who knew her. Favorite hobbies and past times were crocheting for family and Busy Fingers group at Wilshire Hills, listening to and telling stories, traveling, playing Bingo & Bunko, shopping and just visiting friends and relatives. She fought valiantly through her many health issues while trying to keep a positive attitude and sense of humor. Until we meet again, you will be missed but never forgotten. With all out love, may God be with you and bless you throughout eternity. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-4 PM, Saturday, October 5 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Missouri. (Arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

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  1. Kris & Willie Elkins on October 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Our prayers are with the family. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

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