Thelma Mae (Martin) Carson was born December 28, 1931 at home in Coffeyville, assisting in her birth was her paternal grandmother Martin who was a midwife. Thelma died peacefully on September 22, 2018. She had been in Windsor Place Chelsea Unit since 2012.
She graduated from Wann High School in 1949. She was on the basketball team and loved playing. She passed that on to her grands and great-grandkids. She went on to work at Nutrena Mill in Coffeyville after graduation, where she worked for 16 years before its closing. She then went to work for Farmland Refinery for 33 years until her retirement. She also enjoyed her work at Coffeyville Stockyard where she worked every Saturday for 35 years. She was known for her expertise at the 10 key. She would have a check out in a short time and knew all the customers.
On February 8, 1950 she married Warner Carson in Nowata, OK that resulted in a son Tim.
Her folks put on Rodeos while she was still at home and took care of the books and concession. That is how they made their spending money. They also took a whole rodeo to Mississippi in 1948-1949 before she and Warner married.
She listed her greatest activities was watching her family compete in sporting events. Almost every Saturday night they were on the road to a calf roping to take Tim. She very seldom missed any basketball or baseball games to watch Staci and TA. Staci called her, her biggest fan. She enjoyed going to Branson to watch the shows. She took Staci and TA several times and enjoyed the time with them.
Preceding her in death is her husband of 60 years, Warner in 2010, her parents, Clarence and Bessie Martin that passed within 5 days apart, brother Clarence Jr Martin, sisters Dorothy Tieaskie and Betty Meek, and nephew Bobby Joe Martin.
Survivors include son Tim and wife Charlotte, grandchildren, Staci and Dusty Franklin, Tim A Carson and wife Missy, great-grandchildren Chase, Cody, and Cassidy Franklin of Minco, OK and Brett, Cade, and Callie of Manhattan, KS, sister-in-law Betty Martin and several nieces and nephews.
It is the wish of the family for any memorial be made payable to the Chelsea Unit at Windsor Place. The family would like to thank Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice for assisting in her care after her stroke.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Veteran's Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may sign the register Monday, September 24, 2018 at from 12:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com