Audrey May Thieman
Audrey May Thieman, 93, of Cross Plains passed away at 8:55 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born near Dewberry in Brown Township on May 12, 1927 the daughter of Frederick and Lula Stegemiller Hurelbrink. She was married to Orville Thieman on June 10, 1944 and he preceded her in death on January 10, 1990.
Survivors include three daughters Becky Cutter of Versailles, Diana Harned of Louisville, and Kathy (Peter) Harlan of Dallas, Texas; one son David Thieman of Cross Plains; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister Doris Cadena.
Mrs. Thieman had worked at fabric stores in both Madison and Versailles and was a former employee of the Super-Valu in Versailles. Audrey had a tremendous zest for life which included her travels across the US including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Israel, the Caribbean, and Europe. She was very proud to be an American and even more so to be a Hoosier. She helped Orville on the farm and took great pride in her yard and in keeping the farm manicured and was also an accomplished seamstress making clothes for herself and her family.
Audrey was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry where she taught Sunday school, Bible School, and participated in the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Benham Blue Bells Home Economics club and the local card club. Audrey was a local 4-H leader for several years and volunteered at the Ripley County Fair. She was very proud to have received her GED from South Ripley High School in 1972.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 12 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Benjamin Lorenz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be on Saturday at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials may be given to the church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.