Elmora Ann Thies, “Morie Ann”
Elmora Ann Thies
“Morie Ann”, 86 of Prairie Village, KS died November 14, 2019 at Evergreen Community of Johnson County in Olathe, KS. There she was cared for by a great team specializing in dementia care.
Morie Ann was born November 29, 1932 at the home of her parents, Robert Emmett Campbell and Mary (Breyfogle) Campbell at 86th and Metcalf in Overland Park, KS.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her sisters, Hilma Marie Campbell, Roberta Robb Mills, and brothers Alfred B. Campbell, Louis E. Campbell, Robert B. Campbell, Thomas L. Campbell and her brother-in-law and his wife, Jerome H. and Nancy Thies. Morie Ann is survived by her very dear sister Mary Lois Rogers of Olathe KS and sister-in-law and husband, Donna Bassett (James) of Dover KS.
She was raised in Overland Park, where she lived until she moved to Prairie Village in 1969.
Morie Ann also enjoyed lifelong friendships with grade school classmates from Overland Park elementary.
She graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School, in 1950 when she went to work for Hartford A & I Insurance, Overland Park State Bank and then Andy Klein Pontiac in the business office.
Morie Ann began a new career as a dental assistant for a number of years. She then went on to enjoy a career in administration and finance with Sprint (formerly United Telephone and Telecom) from which she retired.
She had many friends there and was recognized by Mr. Paul Henson for her service.
Morie Ann was married to Wayne Edward Thies, June 18, 1955 at Roanoke Presbyterian Church. She followed Wayne to Okinawa, with infant Mark, where Wayne was stationed for two years with the United States Army. Their’s was a love story of 65 years. They raised three children, Mark Edward Thies, Robert Gary Thies, (Robin) and Cynthia Ann Zielke, (John). Morie Ann was Mimi to six grandchildren: Karen Ann Franklin (Brandon). Kristen Marie Wahlmeier (Shayne), Justin Wayne Zielke (Megan), Matthew DuMont Thies (Riley), Alexander Burgess Thies (Casey), Rebecca Lynne Smith (William). Eight great grandchildren also call her Mimi: Elijah, Lily, Xavier, Aliyah, Calvyn, Avalyn, Hollyn and Jaxon.
One of Mom’s cherished memories was traveling to Europe with her dear friend Sue Cunningham.
Mom’s favorite hobby was sewing. She was an amazing designer and seamstress, making many of her own formal dresses, children’s costumes, grandchildren’s quilts, Easter dresses, as well as mending holes in trousers and making her granddaughter’s wedding veil.
Her hobby was also her avocation. She worked side by side with an amazing and spiritual group of friends in the Village Presbyterian Women’s Sewing Mission.
She was a member of Village Presbyterian Church since 1950.
Mom considered her greatest achievement raising her family and providing us all with a life that was centered around faith, love, family and friends. Morie Ann is known for her smile, elegance and most of all her grace. And Christmas rum balls.
The Memorial Service will be held on November 25th at 10:00 a.m., at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, 66208. Internment will be in the church’s columbarium. A reception will follow the service with a light lunch served to friends and family.
Family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the Village Presbyterian Women’s Sewing Mission, c/o Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.