STRUTHERS - Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel for Thelma E. Pike, 91, formerly of Poland, who died Monday peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Thelma was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Youngstown, the daughter of Homer S. and Eleanora (Schuetz) Brickman.
She was a 1942 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a 1946 graduate of Youngstown Hospital Association. Thelma worked as a registered nurse for many years until retiring from Visiting Nursing Association at age 81.
She was a member of the New Springfield Church of God and the WCOG. Thelma's faith was always a very important part of her life. She had a love for everyone and cared for others her entire life, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Thelma's husband, Donald O. Pike, whom she married Nov. 29, 1946, died Dec. 4, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Chuck) Beal of Struthers; three sons, Dennis (Corky) Pike of Canfield, Robert Pike of Meadville, and James (Linda) Pike of Wooster; brother Dr. Homer W. (Joann) Brickman of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Amanda Pike, Erin (Mike) O'Shaughnessy, Jordan Pike, Jarid Watson, Hayleigh Watson, Ian Watson and Caitlin Pike Cain; eight stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Thelma was also preceded in death by her parents; sister Esther (Howard) Headley; and nephew Jeff Headley.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512; or The Rescue Mission, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44501.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.
FEB 9. 11:00 AM
Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes Poland Chapel
2726 Center Rd. Route 224
Poland, OH, US