Thelma Vernold-Eklund

Thelma Joyce Vernold-Eklund

Thursday, February 9th, 1928 - Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Fort Edward

Thelma J. Vernold-Eklund, 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Fort Hudson Nursing Home.

Born February 9, 1928 in Colchester , NY she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Delilah (Wormuth) Babcock.

She graduated from Downsville Central High School.

Thelma was a member of the Community Church in Downsville, American Legion Auxiliary, and Fireman’s Auxiliary in Downsville.

She was the owner and operator of the Village Market for many years.

On June 1, 1946 she married Arnold Vernold in Margaretville, NY.

Thelma enjoyed working, golfing, cooking and especially spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was predeceased by her husbands, Arnold Vernold and Robert Eklund.

Left to cherish her memory include her son, Vaughn Vernold and his wife Nancy; granddaughter, Stephanie Harwood; grandson, Kristopher Vernold and his wife Beth; great grandchildren, Emma Harwood, Andrew Vernold and Laura Vernold; sister, Doris Armstrong.

Friends and family may call from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Colchester Community Church in Downsville 15229 Main St, Downsville, NY 13755.

A Funeral Service will be held following the calling hour at 2pm.

Burial will be at Paige Cemetery in Downsville in the spring at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Thelma’s memory can be made to Fort Hudson Nursing Home 319 Broadway Fort Edward, NY 12828.

The family would like to thank Fort Hudson Nursing Home and staff for their care and compassion.

Arrangements are in the care of M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. To view Thelma’s Book of Memories and post online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Church - Downsville
    15229 Main St
    DOWNSVILLE, NY 13755
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Church - Downsville
    15229 Main St
    DOWNSVILLE, NY 13755
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Paige Cemetery
    County Route 206
    DOWNSVILLE, NY 13782
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Cheryl Ford

Posted at 09:44am
So very sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. She had a wonderful life for many years. Thelma was a great neighbor to our Dad, Bob Cable and a good friend to us. We had lots of walks together in Downsville and great discussions. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Cheryl Ford & Neil Cable

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