Helen Thiems

Helen Thiems, age 83, of New Douglas, passed away Sunday, June 14, in the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. A funeral Mass for 83 year-old Helen Thiems will be Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m., in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Scripture service begins at 5:00. The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Monday, February 15, 1932 in Litchfield, IL. She was the daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Matasae) Luketich. She was married to Gilbert C. Thiems on September 26, 1959 in Wilsonville, IL. He preceded her in death on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston IL; Former member of the St. Ubaldus Catholic Church in New Douglas, IL; Tobias Bilyeu American Legion Auxiliary in New Douglas, IL; The New Douglas Senior Citizens; Madison County Home Extension; She was active as a Room Mother while her children were in grade school.

Helen is survived by 2 Daughters: Connie Thiems of New Douglas, IL; Joyce Murdick, her husband Steve of Overland Park, KS; 1 Son: Glenn Thiems of New Douglas, IL; 3 Grandchildren: Matthew Murdick his wife Katie of Belton MO; Mark Murdick of Overland Park KS; and Thomas Murdick of Belton MO; 2 Great Granddaughters: Nella Murdick and Lucy Murdick. Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Parents: Andrew and Catherine (Matasae) Luketich; Husband: Gilbert C. Thiems; Her Twin Sister: Mary Catherine who died at birth, and a Sister: Anne Fraelle.