East Palestine, Ohio - Thelma E. VanFossan of East Palestine, passed away peacefully at age 101 on March 26, 2014. She was born in Canonsburg, PA, on June 19, 1912, the daughter of the late Ina & Alfred Griffith. Thelma lived the majority of her life in East Palestine, graduating from East Palestine High School. Following graduation, she worked at the W.S. George Pottery; then became Manager of the East Palestine Credit Bureau until retirement. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine & the Order of Eastern Star # 381.