Vanessa Gail (Oriet) Thayer, 49, of Salina, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at her home in Salina.  She was formerly of Lindsborg, Conway and Great Bend.  She was a manager at Zale’s Jewelers in the Salina Central Mall.


Vanessa Gail (Oriet) Thayer, 49, of Salina, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at her home in Salina.  She was formerly of Lindsborg, Conway and Great Bend.  She was a manager at Zale’s Jewelers in the Salina Central Mall.
Vanessa was born on Aug. 31, 1962, in McPherson, the daughter of Joseph Eugene and Nellie Ann (Busch) Oriet.  She attended Conway School and McPherson High School.  On Nov. 29, 2003, she was united in marriage to Michael L. Thayer in Salina.
Survivors include: her husband, Michael of the home; parents, Joe and Nell Oriet of McPherson; sons, Kristopher Thayer of Lawrence, and Larry Likins of Wichita; daughter, Teresa Scott of McPherson; brothers, Bubba Oriet (Yolanda) of Hutchinson, and Clayton Oriet of McPherson; sisters, Dea Shelburne of Canton, Beverly Ratzlaff (John) of Windom, Lynn Langdon (Rich) of Inman, and Ida Flood (Corey) of McPherson; and seven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Regina Oriet.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Schroeder officiating.  Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery.  
 Memorial donations may be given to Harmony Christian Church or the Vanessa Thayer Memorial Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.