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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Lilly Ann (Thiessen) Pankratz

  • Lilly Ann (Thiessen) Pankratz, 91, died Sept. 8, 2013 at the Pleasant View Home, Inman. She was born April 4, 1922, to Henry D. and Tina (Klaassen) Thiessen at Inman.
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  • Lilly Ann (Thiessen) Pankratz, 91, died Sept. 8, 2013 at the Pleasant View Home, Inman.  She was born April 4, 1922, to Henry D. and Tina (Klaassen) Thiessen at Inman.
    She was a graduate of Inman High School and Emporia State University.  She was a member of the Zoar M.B. Church, Inman.  She taught elementary education for 44 years in various schools, with the last 28 years in the Hutchinson schools.
    She retired in 1987.
    On Dec. 30, 1993, she married Emerson Pankratz at Inman.
    She is survived by husband Emerson Pankratz; brothers: Ben L. Thiessen, Bruce (Verbie) Thiessen both of Inman and Leo (Pat) Thiessen, Grand Junction, Colo.  Sisters: Sophia (Jim) Stephens, Eva (Willie) Friesen both of Inman; sisters-in-law: Alma Thiessen, South Hutchinson and Kay Lee Thiessen, Denver; and  12 nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers:  Phil Thiessen and Clarence Thiessen, two sisters-in-law: Helene Thiessen and Stella Thiessen.
    Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Zoar M. B. Church, 502 S. Walnut in Inman with Rev. Dwight Carter officiating. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Buhler Municipal Cemetery.
    Visitation at Buhler Mortuary will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to MCC or World Impact in care of Buhler Mortuary.

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