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   Ruby Mae "Pug" Thieman, age 84, of Lamar, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past year.

     Ruby was born April 19, 1928 in Springfield, Missouri, one of the three daughters of Herman and Ethel (Manis) King.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Wanda Devine; a great-grandson, Ethan Kelly Hull; and a niece, Pam Throckmorton.

    After graduating from Greenfield High School, Pug worked as a waitress for the Lockwood restaurant for a short time.  On November 25, 1946, at Columbus, Kansas, she married Ernest A. Thieman and, after Ernie returned from World War II, they lived in Lockwood before moving to Barton County.  In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Pug cared for children in her home while her four sons were small. She had worked for Big Smith in Lamar and managed the Lamar Dairy Queen for several years before beginning a long career as an office nurse for the Lamar Clinic.  Always active in school and community activities, Pug had served as P.T.A. president, cub scout den mother, and Lamar United Methodist Church Sunday school teacher.  She enjoyed the fellowship of a reading club and close friendships made through a pinochle card club.

     Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Ernie, of the home; four sons and their wives, Jerry & Jeannie Thieman, Tommy & Betty Thieman and Terry & Cindy Thieman, all of Lamar, and Joe & Sally Thieman of Lee's Summit, Missouri; a sister, Jean E. Jones, Greenfield; 11 grandchildren, Kelly (Mike) Hull, Jeff (Carrie) Thieman, Brent (Megan) Thieman, Ellen (Nate) Eddie, Jessica Thieman, Jeremiah Thieman, Matt (Ashley) Thieman, Micah (Megan) Thieman, Megan Thieman, Allen Thieman, and Anna (Tyler) Welty; and 12 great-grandchildren, Zane, Trenton, Lainey, Wyatt, Lilly, Eli, Lydia, Peyton, Henry, Alexandria, Avery, and Lilah.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 11th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church or L.I.F.E. Foundation in care of the funeral home.


#14 Keyes, OklahomaTammy Gillette-Williams 2013-06-25 03:14
Ernie, I am so very sorry to hear of Pug's passing. I loved that lady dearly and so enjoyed caring for her on home health. I am so thankful Miss Pug touched my life! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#13 Raleigh, NCJessica Bell 2013-04-12 05:18
Dear Joe,

I am so sorry to hear of this loss for the Thieman family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
#12 Cary, NCJesse Jones 2013-04-11 08:42
Dear Joe and family,

I pray the Heavenly Father will bring comfort to you during this time of mourning. I also rejoice that your mom is at home with The Lord in perfect peace.
#11 Grain Valley, MOAngie Gordon 2013-04-10 05:45
Dear Joe,
My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I did not have the privilege of meeting your Mother but did hear many great stories about her and heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
#10 Kidder, MOKeith & Arlene Wilcox 2013-04-09 17:48
Dearest Ernie Thieman Family...

Our prayers are for those left behind, that have to cope with the void left by loosing your loved one, whether it be wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt, cousin or just a great friend. Life seems to go on. The memories that Pug created here on Earth will remain intact until we meet again.

This event really should be a joyous one, as "Pug" is with her loved ones that have shown her the way to heaven who were waiting at the gates, with arms opened to welcome her home.
#9 springfield MoBill and Mary Gericke 2013-04-09 13:50
Dear Ernie and family
We are sorry we can't be with you all at this time. Our thoughts are with you all during this time. May God Bless you with all the great memories and all the good times you have shared during the time Pug was with you. Our love and prayers are with you. God Bless you all, Bill and Mary
#8 RTP, NCKim Washburn 2013-04-09 13:21
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
#7 Cary, NCRandy Basinger 2013-04-09 12:30
I am sad to hear of the loss for the Thieman family. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope that you find comfort in family, friends and memories.
#6 Lamar, MOThe Carroll Family 2013-04-09 11:30
Thieman Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss and sorrow. May your lifetime memories of Pug bring you comfort and peaceful reflection with family and friends.
#5 Raymore, MOKyle Miller 2013-04-09 09:23
Joe, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Although I never had the previlege to meet her, I'm sure she was a wonderful lady! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.

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