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CARTHAGE-A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Carthage for Shirley Thieman, 80, Carthage, who died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at her home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Ozark Public Television, in care of the funeral home.


Online condolences may be sent at www.ulmerfh.com.


Survivors include five daughters and their families, Cathy Anderson and husband Steve Anderson, grandchildren Jessica Purdom and husband Jeff and their children, Noah, Luke, Ava and Grace Ann. Debbie Westerfield, grandchildren Dustin, Dee Ann, Devon, Sarah and their children. Jeanne Thieman Smith and husband Clint, grandchildren Stephanie Andrews and husband Jason and their children, Jacy and Aiden. Granddaughter Melanie Mitchell and husband Jason and son Jude, grandson Jeremy Smith, granddaughter Laura McLaghlin and husband Tyson and their children Alex, Tre and Kaden. Angela Madden; grandson Mike Madden and granddaughter Erin Madden. Lisa Coleman and husband Bill; grandson B.J. Coleman and his son Dalton, granddaughter Jina Zarifis and husband Michael and sons Eric and Alex. One aunt and several cousins also survive her.


Mrs. Thieman was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Olathe, Kan., to Willard Campbell and Zelma (Holmes) Campbell. She was a longtime resident of Jasper County. She retired from the City Engineers Office after 25 years. She was a member of A.B.W.A. of Carthage for several years, the D.A.R. and the First United Methodist Church of Carthage. She was an avid bowler at Star Lanes in Carthage.


She married Harold Thieman on Aug. 2, 1975, in Oronogo. He died Jan. 8, 2009.


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