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Phyllis Luetta Thein | The Gazette

Phyllis Luetta Thein

Summerfield, North Carolina

Phyllis Luetta Thein, 85, passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side, on February 5, 2024, after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A livestream of the funeral service will be accessible on the tribute page of the funeral home website for Phyllis, under “photos and videos or media,” beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Iowa. .

Phyllis was born on August 31, 1938 in Independence, Iowa. She grew up on her parents’ farm near Edgewood, IA. She graduated from Edgewood High School in 1957. She cared for her four children until she met the love of her life, Jerome (Jerry) Thein, and they were married on September 14, 1974 at Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. For 50 years they loved and supported each other, he took care of her until the end. In 1985 they moved to Summerfield, North Carolina and lived there until her passing. Phyllis worked for many years as a laboratory technician in the quality assurance laboratory at Proctor & Gamble in Greensboro, NC, retiring in 2000.

Phyllis was full of life, spunky and loved to make people laugh. In her early years, she enjoyed dancing to the big bands and enjoying her country music. She was a great cook, kept a garden and preserved fresh vegetables all her life, and always wanted to share her recipes. She was a great mother and our rock. Phyllis will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Jerome Thein; sons, Timothy Hersom (Mary Jo), Warren Hersom, Stanley Hersom, Steve Thein (Brenda); daughter, Julia Hall; siblings, Pattianne Hulshizer, Virginia Linderwell, Dale Jones (Virginia), Diane Maruquin (Leslie); grandchildren, Kale Hersom, Elliegh McGraw, Carley Hersom, Allison Scheer, Gavin Hersom, Natalie Hersom, Lily Hersom, Sierrah Hall, Tonya Knighten, Trevor Thein and Dakota Thein and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Julia Jones; and her sister, Janice Spurgin (Jones).

The family would like to thank Ancora Hospice and her neighborhood friends for their support.

Please share a memory of Phyllis at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.