Theda Nadine Pierson

Theda Nadine Pierson, 90, died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. Cremation is planned. There will be a private graveside service.

She was born on born May 17, 1924 in Emporia, KS the daughter of Hobart Orville and Velda Alice (Simons) Tipton.

She was a supervisor for Hallmark Cards. Theda loved music, reading, dancing gardening, playing bridge and dogs.

She married Robert L. Pierson on March 19, 1944 in Emporia. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1993.

Survivors include her daughter, Velda Dick and husband, Jimmy, Lawrence; son, Robert “Pete” Pierson,

McLouth, KS; brother, Gene Simons and wife, Jeanette; many nieces, nephews; and cousins, Lawrence Lawson and wife, Myra, Oregon, and Elladean, Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society or Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

A special thank you to all the wonderful care she was given at Pioneer Ridge and by Grace Hospice.

9 Condolences

  1. Linda Roberts on November 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Velda, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you, and hopeing that you are doing ok.

  2. John & Vicky Carlson on November 29, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Jimmy & Velda,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Ms. Theda and shared some fun times over the years and we will keep those memories close to our heart. Love you both.
    John & Vicky

  3. Anonymous on November 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Pete, Velda and Jimmy,

    We will always remember many good times at the Mexican restaurant sharing fajitas and margaritas and lots of laughs with Theda.

    Peace and Love

    Cheryl Bowman
    Steve Standing

  4. Rita (Workman) Burke on November 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    So sorry to hear of Theda’s passing. She was a sweet lady. Thinking of you – take care.

  5. VIrginia and John Sayler on November 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Velda and Jimmy:

    We were sorry to read of Theda’s passing. She was a spunky lady and a great neighbor to all of us that lived on Stonecreek Dr.

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  6. Shirley Sheaffer and family on December 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Dear family, we are sorry for your loss Theda was a good person and We know how much she meant to Duane at Hallmarks and after she was a good friend. May you find comfort in your memories.

    The Sheaffer family

  7. Carol, Tom and Timber on December 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Velda, Pete and Jimmy we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Theda and hope your memories will give you comfort through this difficult time.

  8. Linda McCorkill on December 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    So sorry to hear of Theda’s passing. My dad is at PR so I’m there often and had lots of fun conversations with her. I loved her feisty spirit. Even when she got very ill and couldn’t talk much, she still smiled at me when I would stop by at dinner time and say hello. I will miss her a lot. We had some good laughs before she got too sick. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Phyllis Hartwick on April 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Velda & Pete – I just want you to know that Theda was a great influence in my life. She was a special person. She was my mentor at Hallmark and in some ways was like a mother to me. I loved her more than she ever knew. We had the best conversation just before she moved a few years ago. I think we talked more than an hour and I loved every minute of it. I have so many special memories of her and because I live so far away and was on vacation in November, I just found out that she passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. Like I said Theda was just special and there is a void in many lives.

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