Thelma Negley


SYRACUSE — Thelma Marie Negley, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

SYRACUSE — Thelma Marie Negley, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Belpre, to Charley and Mary Malvina Special Scheufler. She graduated from Belpre Public School in 1936.

On April 19, 1941, she married Paul William Negley in Russell County. In late 1945, they moved to western Kansas and began farming. In 1962, they built Hill Top Lanes, also known as Prairie Lanes Bowling Alley, and ran it off and on until 2008 when they decided to sell it. At the end of June 2012, she moved to Seasons Of Life Living Center due to her health.

Her husband preceded her in death as did her parents and a sister, Josephine E. Fisher.

Survivors include a son, Paul William Negley of Chandler, Ariz.; four daughters, Carol Lee Wilson of Gardner, Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Negley and Patricia Ann "Patsy" Vega, both of Chandler, and Judith Kay "Judy" O'Brate of Ingalls; three brothers, Charles Scheufler of Sun Lakes, Ariz., Paul Scheufler of Hutchinson, and Edward Scheufler of Belpre; a sister, Bernice Smith of Williamsburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. MT Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Syracuse. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 3 to 7 p.m. MT Thursday at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse. Condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to First Presbyterian Church may be sent in care of the funeral home, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.


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