Graveside services for Thelma Mae Dietz, 96, will be at 10am Friday August 14, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Thelma died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Medicalodges in Eudora, Ks.
She was born March 8, 1924 in Lawrencce, Ks, the daughter of Merritt and Gertrude Hadl Wooddward. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School.
Thelma married Linas Dietz on July 30th, 1941 in Douglas County Kansas. Linas died in 2000.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister Betty Woodward Russell and son-in-law William Wilson.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Wilson, Lawrence and a son Ron Dietz and wife Annette also of Lawrence.
She had four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Thelma and Linas enjoyed camping and playing cards with their close friends. She enjoyed painting and became quite an accomplished painter watching Bob Ross. Thelma and Linas had a booth at the Maple Leaf Festival for many years selling their crafts. Thelma painted many beautiful Christmas tree ornaments, especially her angels.
She was raised on a farm southwest of Lawrence. After marriage she and Linas lived on a farm just east of the Clinton Lake Dam. Their farm was flooded in 1951 at which time they moved to Lawrence.
Thelma worked at the Kansas Colorpress and at the First National Bank for many years retiring in 1987.
Thelma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and auntie. She will be sorely missed.
Memorials may be made to Medicalodges of Eudora sent in care of the funeral home.