Memorial: Thetis Pilcher

Jul 18, 2020 by

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Thetis Miller Pilcher

February 6, 1922 – July 16, 2020


Thetis was a goddess.


In Greek mythology, she was a goddess of the sea
and the mother of Achilles.


In more recent times, Thetis Pilcher was a wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. 


She was the thread that bound tightly together the fabric of
a family that spanned generations.


Over the span of nearly a century, Thetis Pilcher
survived the Great Depression.


She saw her husband, Palmer Pilcher, win through a
World War and become part of The Greatest Generation.


She raised her sons, Bruce Pilcher and Scott Pilcher, 
giving them her guidance but allowing them to
become the men they are.


She loved, watched, and worried over her grand-daughter,
Rebecca Pilcher Sissom.  She made a place in the
or Rebecca’s husband, Tom Sissom and
Beverly Pilcher, Scott’s wife.


She nurtured and loved her great-grandson, Dylan Sissom,
giving him the knowledge that there is love and hope
in the world.


Thetis Pilcher died July 16.


She began her journey on Feb. 6, 1922, being born in
Batavia, N.Y., to Roscoe C. Miller and
Blanche A. (Krull) Miller.


She graduated from Nottingham High School in Syracuse, N.Y.,
where she met Palmer Pilcher. She later attended Southern
Adventist University in Collegedale, Tn.


She was a charter member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in
Fayetteville, Ar., and also attended Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Fayetteville.


She was an active volunteer in church programs. For many
years she brought happiness into the lives of local children
through her work in the Love Bears program.


Thetis was patient, kind, loving and generous. She also had
rules for living a proper life that were to be respected.


She was a light in the darkest of times and the joy of her spirit
illuminated the world around her. It will continue to do
so for all those she loves.


In time, fabric frays. Thetis Pilcher has left this world. But the
 tapestry of her life, woven with care over the years, survives.


A memorial service will be held at Noon on Monday,
July 20, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Honorary pallbearers will include: Bobby Odum, Cynthia Nance,
Ned Amason, John Engelke, Bill Golbuff, and Pastor Richard Solberg.
Cross Bearer will be Deborah Bird. 


In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran
Church  Department of Music. Burial will be in the
National Cemetery in Fayetteville.


 If you wish to send a video memory or
condolence to be shared at the memorial service,
please text to Tiff Wimberly at 479-387-0285
by 5 pm on Sunday, July 19.



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