Joanne Marie Thies, age 84 of Kansas City, MO passed away Tuesday August 10th, 2021 at Summit View Terrace Assisted Living. A Memorial Mass Celebration is scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday August 21st, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. Lunch will follow at the church.
The family’s wish in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made on her behalf to Summit View Terrace Assisted Living, 12101 E. Bannister Road, KCMO 64138.
Joanne was born December 27th, 1936 in Portland, OR. She lived a rich full life filled with her family. She worked at her husband’s side in a rural medical clinic in Osceola, MO while raising her two daughters enriching their lives in every way, and welcoming her two step-children lovingly into the family. She was a loving Grandmother who was active through her Senior years and extended her family with many friends during the final part of her journey. She was supported by Love, Compassion and Care from her friends at Summit View Terrace and others she had come to know along the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dr. Jerry Thies and step-daughter Jacque Thies. She is survived by her daughter Kelly and husband Steve Mayer, daughter Karen Thies and husband Howard Houghton, step-son Steve and wife Melissa Thies, grandchildren Megan, Danielle, Kyle and wife Shelby Mayer, Keeley and Caleb Houghton
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Joanne was a spirited, funny and caring part of our lives. We will carry fond memories and share stories for years to come. Peace may not have been the first thing she sought but we hope she has found it. We love you Joanne.
You all are in my prayers sorry I missed the mass, due to miscommunication Karen and Kelley and the entire family it was a honor to be there those moments I have messages and my number for you guys 816-210-2298
Joanne lived in apartments behind our business, Postal Annex. We got to know her very well and loved going to dinner or having drinks. One night she invited us over and made us some Manhattan’s. We still laugh about that evening! So sorry to hear of her passing. I remember her best friend growing up here in Portland was also named Joanne. Joanne was so proud of her kids and spoke highly of them. I will always remember her and was so glad to have known her. I am sorry to have read this 1+ year after her passing.