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Thelma Limpus

May 24, 1929 — May 7, 2020

Born in Knoxville, TN on May 24, 1929 Departed on May 7, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN Life Celebration at a Later Date:

Thelma Roberson Limpus, age 90, previously of Knoxville, died Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Springfield, Tenn.

Thelma had a rich, wonderful life as a homemaker, mother and children's caregiver with two Kindercare locations in Knoxville. She was a member at First Christian Church, Knoxville, for 58 years, raising her family there and occasionally serving on the Board and in numerous other capacities. Her years at Kindercare gave her hundreds of "adoptive families" who appreciated "Mrs. Thelma's" love and kindness.

She was a graduate of Ocala (Fla.) High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Janie (Lessley) Roberson; sister, Ruby and brother-in-law, John Dean; brother, Dewey Roberson; and brother-in-law, Cecil Underwood; all of Ocala, Florida.

She is survived by her sons, Frank Limpus, Jr. (Sharon), Franklin; David Limpus Springfield; and Britt Limpus (Tricia), Knoxville; grandchildren Ryan Limpus; Rachel Limpus; David Lee Limpus; Reed Limpus; and Hailey Limpus; twin sister, Zelma Underwood, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Roberson, both of Ocala; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437. Online condolences can be made at A service will be held in Ocala at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at:

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