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Shirley Ann (Morris) Theis

March 3, 1939 — May 3, 2023


Shirley Ann Theis, 84, died at 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the Willows of Tiffin.

Shirley was born March 3, 1939, in Toledo, to Donald Raymond and Dorothy Mae (Spouse) Morris. She married Richard Theis on March 2, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, and he died February 27, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Mark (Deb) Theis of Port Charlotte, Florida, Melissa (Ron) Kramer of Tiffin; Michael (Carol) Theis of Republic, Richard (Connie) Theis of Findlay; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and a brother, Michael Morris of Northville, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Don “Gus” Morris.

Shirley was a 1957 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School, Fremont, and attended Tiffin University. She kept the books for Theis Construction, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, helped run the pop stand for the Boy Scouts at the Fair for many years. Shirley volunteered at St. Francis Alzheimer’s Unit for eight years and worked in the St. Mary Church gardens for 10 years; decorated the church for Christmas and Easter for many years; and served on the remodeling committee at St. Mary Catholic Church. She also had owned Secrets Restaurant and The Civic Center. She enjoyed winning at euchre and trivial pursuit, was an avid gardener and enjoyed time with family and friends.  Shirley was also a huge fan of The Ohio State University and Elvis Presley.

Visitation for family and friends will be 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the TRAUNERO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin 44883, 419-447-3113. Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2023, at the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Rader officiating. The rosary will be recited 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm

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Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

214 South Monroe Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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Funeral Mass

Monday, May 8, 2023

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Interment following funeral service

Monday, May 8, 2023

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St. Mary's Cemetery

Ohio 18
Tiffin, OH

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