August 30, 1948 ~ October 30, 2022

Born in: Indianapolis , IN
Resided in: Indianapolis , IN

Thelma L. Sullivan, 74, passed away October 30th, 2022. She was born August 30, 1948, to Dorothy M. Melton and Charles W. Davis. She is survived by her sons Sonny and Rusty Hardcastle; her daughter Angela Hardcastle-Sebree; her 11 grandchildren; her great granddaughter; 12 siblings and many more family and friends. She was a loving and strong woman. Although she had many loved ones, she had a way of making each one feel special and loved in their own unique way. Without fail, she was there if you needed a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a helping hand.

In her younger years,  Thelma enjoyed horseback riding, crafting, and photography. In college, she studied early childhood education, but eventually settled in a career in accounts receivable where she provided many years of quality work and dedication. Thelma was fiercely strong-willed and had a lust for life that shined through until her very last breath. It was only three months ago that she loaded up a U-Haul in Southern California to move across the country to Indiana. She was still preparing to work and dreaming up vacation ideas. To say she will be dearly and deeply missed is only a fraction of the truth, as words are rarely enough, especially in times such as these. 

Please join us for a celebration of life on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services in Indianapolis. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. -8 p.m., with the funeral service taking place the following day, Friday, November 11, 2022 at Noon.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Thelma, thank you so much for make Mike feel like a son. One of his favorite memories was taking pictures with you at Angie’s wedding as one of your sons. You were always so kind and loving and you will be so missed.

  3. Hi, Thelma. You were such a dynamic person I have ever known. Always upbeat and with a great sense of humor. I miss your KY-Indiana accent. You have never judged me and were always there to talk to. I miss lunches and ordinary chat we used to do. You were always showing me your family and extended families’ pictures and loved your children and grandchildren. Great Mom and grand-mother and beloved my friend. You always understood my Japanese-English and never asked me what I mean. Sometimes I did not understand a word like “filling station” but I know now. I will sorely miss you Thelma. I dream of you riding your horse you left in KY and riding through the beautiful woods in Indiana. The leaves are tuning color and burning red and yellow. Rest in Peace.

  4. I love and miss you very much aunt Thelma and I remember you taking care of me and Mommy.. your sister Sue and helping your family out and your Heart ❤️ was soft and kind and I honestly wished that I could have spent time with you and I’m so Thankful for you talking with me whenever I needed family the most and explained our family’s history to myself and my specialist.. Your Loved by so many Family and Friends and your Going to be Missed very much.❤️

  5. Hi Aunt Thelma, I know you’re in heaven now and you are loved and missed by a lot of people friends and family. I still remember the time you were there for me when I lived in California and I will always cherish the memories. Love and miss you Serina

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