Sheila Rae Thoele, 44, of Garnett died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Olathe Medical Center.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1967, in Wichita, the daughter of George Lawrence and Carolyn “Carol” (Moore) Thoele. Sheila grew up in the Turner area before moving DeSoto where she graduated from DeSoto High School in 1986. Following school she lived in Osawatomie, Richmond and Garnett before moving to Fayetteville and Springdale, Ark., where she lived for 10 years before moving to St. Louis, Mo. In 2006 she moved to Kincaid and then to Garnett in 2008.
Sheila was a member of Take Off Pounds Sensibly in Kincaid. She attended First Baptist Church in Garnett. She worked several years as a certified nurse’s aide and later as cashier at Walmart, until her health would no longer permit. Sheila enjoyed music, arts and crafts, but her greatest joy was her sons and grandchildren. She will be remembered as someone who always put others ahead of herself.
Sheila is survived by her companion, Roberta Orr, Garnett; two sons, Brett Thoele and William Linaker, Oklahoma City, Okla.; four brothers, Michael Bly and his wife, Cindy, Kansas City, Matthew Tibbits and his wife, Val, Dodge City, Kevin Tibbits, Clinton, Okla., and David Thoele, Springdale; three sisters, Cathy Bly and Laura Joy and Bryan, Kansas City, and Anita Curry and her husband, Shawn, Springdale; and three grandchildren, Darrin, Issac and Dakota Thoele.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Ann.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett.
Memorial contributions to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation may be left at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.