Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Alice E. Tomlinson, 85, 96 Causeway Drive, St. Marys, and formerly of Lima, died at 5:42 p.m. Jan. 10, 2010, at the Golden Living Center, St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Marion County, W. Va., to John and Helen Gould Gribbin. On Aug. 3, 1956, she married Eugene "Gene" Tomlinson, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Timothy (Lori) Tomlinson, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Thomas (Christine) Tomlinson, Cridersville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, John Gribbin and Albert Gribbin; and two sisters, Catherine Rapsawick and Mary Ice.
She had taught high school in Baltimore, Md., and served as activities director and swimming instructor for the YWCA in Springfield. She also was secretary/treasurer and co-owner of Tomlinson Automotive Co., St. Marys. She was a 1943 graduate of DeSales Heights Academy, Parkersburg, Va., and a 1947 graduate of the University of West Virginia where she earned a liberal arts degree. She also attended Fairmont State College, W. Va. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. James Seibert officiating. Burial is Monday at Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
Calling is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Condolences can be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.