Thelma Jean (Minton) Mohr
Thelma Jean (Minton) Mohr, of Shawnee, KS, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020. Born on September 13, 1934 in Pennington Gap, VA to James and Della (Davis) Minton, she later moved to Dayton, OH to work for US News and World Report. She met her husband, Alan, in Dayton and they were married April 16, 1960.
They moved many times, due to Alan’s job transfers, and it was in Ft. Worth, Texas, that they adopted their daughter, Angela. The family moved several more times, for Alan’s job, until settling in Overland Park, KS in 1983.
Over the years, Jean worked in various customer service positions and after the move to Overland Park, began working for LabOne (at the time called Home Office Reference Laboratory), in Client Services. As the company grew, Jean’s responsibilities grew too, and she retired in 1999 from LabOne as Director of Client Services. While she may have retired from her work life, she was beginning her favorite job of all – Nana to three wonderful grandkids. She loved nothing more than getting down on the floor to play with them, to have them help her in the kitchen – whether it was making coffee or helping with a meal, and she and Alan greatly enjoyed taking the family to Walt Disney World when each grandchild turned five. She loved living close enough to see them frequently and enjoyed attending all of their activities and events. “Nana” was their biggest cheerleader and staunchest supporter.
Over the years, Jean and Alan were very active in the United Methodist church doing everything from being Sunday School teachers for 15 years, to serving on almost every committee within the church. Jean was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, KS where a memorial service will be held at a later date.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and siblings Bruce, Johnny, Ruby, Lorene and Betty.
She is survived by her daughter and her husband: Angela (Mohr) and Darren Beck; grandchildren: Josh (Katie), Rylie and Ellie; her sister, Carrie White of Joneville, VA and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Medical Center Hospice: https://www.olathehealth.org/