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Friday, July 23, 2021

Thelma Jean Underwood

Thelma Underwood
Thelma Jean Underwood

Thelma Jean Underwood, 89 of Ocala, Florida, was received in Heaven on June 4, 2021.

Born in Altoona Pennsylvania to Jay and Flora Briggs, were she lived her childhood life with her sister June. After marriage to Harold Kline she moved to Hollywood Florida where her three children were born and raised. She worked for the A&P food company for many years as a head cashier; from there she went to work as a receptionist for Paoli and Paoli law firm.

She then moved to Ocala Florida with her husband Richard Underwood in 1986 where they built their home together. While in Ocala she first worked at the Kash n’ Karry food stores arranging flowers in the floral department, from there she was a bookkeeper for the Acapella water company, and then she went to Sparr Building and Farm Supply Company.

Her greatest joys in life were being in the company of her family, eating out at Restaurants, traveling, relaxing with her cat Lucky, and going to the beauty shop to have her hair done.

Our Hearts are forever broken as Mom was the sweetest most generous and kind person the world has even known.

Children: Susan Block, Chris Kline, Tammy Archambault (Jerry). Grandchildren: Doug Block (Mary), Denise Compton (Lenny), Heather Owens (Ray), Justin Kline, Deanna and Amy Archambault. Great Grandchildren: Daniel, Devina, Kristian, Victoria, Tyler, Isaiah, and Olivia. Great Great Grandchildren: Shyian and Ky’Leigh. Sister: June Appleby and family

Predeceased by husband: Richard Underwood. Ex Husband: Harold Kline. Son in Law: Joseph Block. Daughter in Law: Deborah Kline. Grandson: Bryan Masters. Brother in Law: Richard Appleby.

Mom’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a Celebration of Life memorial service planned for a later date.

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered, “Come to me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay
Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best