Thelma O. Breidinger

Thelma O. Breidinger, 87, formerly of 15 S. Washington St., Muncy, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Grayson View, Selinsgrove.

Born May 12, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Walter J. and Oletha (Hendrix) Casler. Her husband of 37 years, Clarence Breidinger, preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1985.

Thelma worked as an LPN at various local nursing homes and hospitals.

She was a lifelong member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, South Williamsport, where she was an active volunteer and servant of God.

With a huge heart, Thelma enjoyed helping others and spending time with children. In her spare time she was fond of sewing, needlepoint, baking and tinkering in her flower gardening.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Lynnda Breidinger, of Chico, Calif.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Kathryn Deitrick, of California and Mellodee and Allen Steele, of Williamsport; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Paul Casler, of California and Bill and Rosie Casler, of Florida; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one son, Roger E. Breidinger and one daughter, Cristina L. Garlick.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 6 p.m. with her grandson, Rev. Ryan Gephart, officiating.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or online at

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