|Leva and Virgel in 1918|
Thelma married Don Carl Williams, the son of Adelbert and Corene (Widick) Williams, on the 11th of June in 1925 in Illiopolis, Illinois. She graduated from the Illinois State Normal Teachers College in Bloomington, then taught at Bend School in Macon County, Illinois. After a few years, Thelma got a position in the Elgin School District where she taught 5th grade for many years. They had one son, Carl Winston in March of 1927.