BURIEN - Thelma L. Clanin was born May 10, 1928, in Muncie, Ind., to John and Bertha Monroe. She died in Burien on July 8, 2004, surrounded by family.
In 1946, she married William E. Clanin. They made their home in Muncie, Ind., then moved to California and finally to Seattle. Mr. Clanin proceded her in death in 1972.
Mrs. Clanin moved to the Peninsula in 2001 to live with her granddaughter, Darla McCaughan of Ocean Park, then moved to Oceanview Convalescent Center, where she lived for almost two years before moving to Burien the last two months of her life. She loved reading the Bible, singing hymns, playing games and being with her family. She touched many people's lives in the time she was on the Peninsula and will be missed by many.
Survivors include four children; Diane Cooper of Tucson, Ariz., Bonnie Clanin of Seattle, William Clanin of Federal Way, and John Clanin of New York, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and one brother; John Monroe of Zephyr Hills, Fla.
She was cremated and her ashes will be interred with her husband in Muncie, Ind., in late September, 2004.