Thelma House

June 6, 1933 - July 16, 2017
Kalamazoo, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Red Cross
5640 Venture Ct
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Web Site


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Heirloom Rose
407 S. Grand St.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
(269) 679-3010
Driving Directions
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Thelma House, age 84, of Kalamazoo passed away on July 16, 2017. Thelma was born on June 6, 1933 in Hueysville, Kentucky to Corbet & Carrie (Ratliff) Prater. Thelma is survived by her children: Karen (Curt) Bailey of Schoolcraft, Mae (Bob) DeLeon of Kalamazoo and Richard (Tammy) House of Kalamazoo; her sister Ilean (Charley) Meadors of Richmond KY; grandchildren: Bob Jr. DeLeon, Ramon (Michele) DeLeon, Matthew Bailey, Darren (Melissa) Bailey, Mason House, Abby House and Brad Kavanaugh (House); great grandchildren: Cole Bailey, Warren Bailey, Anna Bailey, Hunter DeLeon, Dalton DeLeon, and Mia DeLeon as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dennis G. of 36 years; her son Garry L. House; her siblings: Nelson, Melba, Paul, Fair, Corbet Jr. and James C. all of Hueysville, Kentucky. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside service is planned at Maple Grove Cemetery in Comstock Township. Memorial donations can be made to the American Red Cross or the charity of your choice.