July 06, 2020

Thelma Lavon Humphrey, 90 of Monticello, Missouri died July 2, 2020 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Missouri.

The daughter of Henry C. and Linnie Briscoe Jenkins was born on April 16, 1930 at Monticello, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Donald Humphrey on June 24, 1949 at Ewing, Missouri. He died September 11, 1982.

Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello. She was Past Worthy Matron of Monticello Chapter 383 O.E.S., Past President of the 20th Century Club, member of the Seven Hills Extension Club and Monticello Extension Club. She co-owned and operated Humphrey Feed and Seed in Monticello. She also worked at the Lewis County Courthouse and retired from the Lewis County Health Department. Thelma raised dogs for many years, liked to play Bingo and loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Beth Ann (Bob) Bringer of Quincy, Il. and Sharon Linn (Vancell) Scifres of Monticello, Mo.; four grandchildren, Brandon Bringer and fiancé Krista Ferguson of Quincy, Il., Breanna (Michael) Troup of Quincy, Il., Lance Scifres of Providence Forge, Va. and Kayla (Seth) McBride of Hannibal, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Cassey Bringer, Gage Bringer, Amber Bringer, Logan McBride and Maggie McBride; three step great-grandchildren, Cooper Ferguson, Jordan Ferguson and Mya Kinter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Erma (Ross) Ray and a brother, Linton (Carol) Jenkins.

Private funeral services were held July 7, 2020 at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton, Missouri with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Pallbearers: Bob Bringer, Vancell Scifres, Brandon Bringer, Lance Scifres, Michael Troup and Seth McBride.

Burial was in the Monticello Cemetery at Monticello, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Ewing.