Services for Thelma Lucille Johnson Lane were held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry.

Pastor Chris Tjapkes of the First Baptist Church in Perry provided words of comfort. Casket bearers were Chris Strait, Mark Collins, Lonny Ostransky, Jack Frantum, Michael Smothers and Stephen Brinton.

The organist was Sue Tjapkes and soloist Darlene Roeder.

Hymns chosen were, "I’d Rather Have Jesus" and "I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone," with the congregational hymn, "When the Role is Called Up Yonder."

Interment took place at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. A lunch and time of fellowship followed at the First Baptist Church.

Thelma Lucille Johnson Lane, daughter of Mae Alice Phillips and Raymond Carl Johnson, was born May 15, 1921, in Perry and died Jan. 17 at the Perry Healthcare Center at the age of 92 years, seven months and two days.

Thelma was raised in the Perry area and graduated from Perry High School in 1939. She then graduated from American Institute of Business (AIB) in Des Moines with a business degree.

Thelma worked for several businesses in Perry, including Woolworth’s Five and Dime, as a receptionist for Perry Plumbing and Heating, as a receptionist for Doctor R. M. Conley and after marriage as an assistant in the Perry City Clerk’s office. She also worked for a local grocer.

On Feb. 14, 1943, Thelma married Raymond Lane in the living room of her parents’ home, where she and her husband later lived until going into the Perry Healthcare Center.

The couple had one son, Terry, who died on August 13, 1994.

Thelma enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading.

She was a faithful member of the Perry First Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher for more than 27 years and a Youth Leader for more than 10 years.

She also was a member of the Perry American Legion Auxiliary.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents and son, Terry Ray Lane.

Thelma is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Lane, of Perry, and special friends Chris and Tami Strait of Granger, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. hastingsfh@qwestoffice.net