Thelma J. Sidman, former Hannibal tax collector

Thelma J. Sidman, 90, of Hannibal, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25 at Morningstar Care Center in Oswego.

A native of Victory, Thelma was a life resident of the Hannibal area. She had worked at Schuler’s Potato Chip Co. in Cato from 1940-1941 and served as tax collector for the Town of Hannibal from 1973-1993 and as school tax collector for eight years during the 1980s.

Thelma was a member and former trustee of the Hannibal Center United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for several years and was a former financial secretary of the church.

She was also a member and treasurer of the United Methodist Women in Hannibal Center.

She had enjoyed sewing and reading.

Thelma was predeceased by her husband, George A. Sidman in 1998 and by infant twin great-granddaughters, Elaina and Jenna Sidman.

Surviving are: two sons, Lee (Cheri) Sidman of Hannibal and Ray (Martha) Sidman of San Bernardino, CA; a daughter, Sandra Loomis of Fulton; a brother, Howard Boyce of Perrysburg, OH; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Dec. 28 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Services followed.

Spring burial will be at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hannibal Center United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Cheri Sidman, 113 Cemetery Drive, Hannibal, NY 13074.

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