EAST PALESTINE-Thelma E. VanFossan of East Palestine, passed away peacefully at age 101 on March 26, 2014. She was born in Canonsburg, Pa., on June 19, 1912, the daughter of the late Ina & Alfred Griffith. She graduated from East Palestine High School. Following graduation, she worked at the W.S. George Pottery; then became Manager of the East Palestine Credit Bureau until retirement. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Russell VanFossan, former Sheriff of Columbiana County.
Mrs. VanFossan is survived by a brother, James Griffith.
Calling hours will be Monday, March 31, at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, from 12 Noon to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Mark McTrustry of her church.