The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


August 13, 2005


DAVIS, Mary L., 86, Enid. Service pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

MANLEY, Mary M., 81, Morrison. Service pending with Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry.

TAYLOR, Connie, 45. Service pending with Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.


The funeral for Kenneth C. Thiesing, 78, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church. Mark Bersche, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.

He was born March 22, 1927, in Walnut, Kan., to Clifford Oral and Mabel Isabell Stelljes Thiesing and died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Oklahoma City.

He was a graduate of Walnut High School and served as a cryptographer in Japan with the Army. After his discharge, he attended Wichita State University and Friends University in Wichita.

He married Helen Louise Petermann March 6, 1954, in Alva. He worked as the Allis Chalmers territory manager before he opened Tri-K Equipment in 1963, which he operated until his death.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as president and elder. He served on the board of Northwest Small Business Administration, Northwestern Foundation and held offices in Woods County Mineral Owner's Association. He helped found and served as the first president of the Black and Gold Booster Club. He also was awarded the Honorary State Farmer Degree.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Louise, of the home; two sons, Kevin and Kelly Thiesing, both of Alva; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund or Alva Educational Foundation.

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A graveside service for Betty Louise Crowley, 71, will be 2 p.m. Monday in Alva Municipal Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Kalfas will officiate. Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.

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