DEATHS: Thayer Family

Mary Esther Thayer, 47, Justina Jeannette Thayer, 15, Theresa Ann Thayer, 13, Jessamy Viola Thayer, 8, Dorothea Louise Thayer, 6, and Bernadine Elizabeth Thayer, 3, died in a house fire Oct. 7 in rural Tampa.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with Gary Miller, Paul Miller, Ernest Strubhar and David Yoder officiating.

Burial will be at the Old Freidenstahl Church, Tampa.

The mother, Mary Esther Thayer, was born Feb. 20, 1953, at Hutchinson to John C. Yoder and Mary Miller. On Oct. 6, 1973, she was married to Richard Thayer, who survives.

Justina Jeannette Thayer was born Feb. 12, 1985, at rural Shelbyville, Tenn.

Theresa Ann Thayer was born April 16, 1987, in Wheaton, Minn.

Jessamy Viola Thayer was born Sept. 5, 1992, in rural Tampa.

Dorothea Louise Thayer was born Aug. 28, 1994, in rural Tampa.

Bernadine Elizabeth Thayer was born Nov. 9, 1996, in rural Tampa.

In addition to Richard Thayer, husband and father, the survivors include three sons, Thaddeus of Tampa, and Matthias Manley and Alexander Daniel of the home; and two daughters, Magdalena Joy and Paula Bernette of the home.

A Thayer Family Memorial Fund has been established at Central National Bank in Durham, Tampa State Bank in Tampa, and Roxbury State Bank in Roxbury.

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