Thelma Trout

Obituary of Thelma H. Trout

Thelma H. (Harner) Trout, 98, of Stowe, PA, passed away on July 28, 2022, at Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown, PA. She was the wife of the late Russell L. Trout, who passed away on March 5, 1999.


Born in Pine Forge, PA, on July 16, 1924, Thelma was the daughter of the late Wellington E. Harner and Martha K. (Romich) Harner.


Thelma graduated from Pottstown High School in 1942. She worked for over 40 years as a cashier at the cafeteria of West Pottsgrove Elementary School and retired at the age of 84. Thelma and her husband were proud owners of Trout’s Grocery in Stowe, PA, which they operated for 52 years. Outside of work, she was an active and faithful member of St. Paul’s Church in Stowe, where she also participated in the Ladies Auxiliary. Thelma was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Thelma is lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Douglass and Donna Trout; her grandchildren, Alison (& Doug) Rothenberger, Jared (& Liz) Trout, Krystle (& Chris) Hess, and Julie (& Scott) Gabel; and her great-grandchildren, Alexis, Charlotte, Myles, Makenna, Connor, and Kaden.


In addition to her husband and parents, Thelma was predeceased by her brother, Robert Harner; and her sister, Pauline Slockbower.


The family would like to thank the staff of Walnut Woods and Chestnut Knoll for all the special care they care gave to Thelma during her last years. 


Visitation will take place on August 2, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thelma’s memory to St. Paul’s Church, 653 Glasgow St., Pottstown, PA 19464.