Leah Shannon (nee Thurber) Theiring—Shannon—ended an 88 years earthly journey to begin her infinite heavenly journey Tuesday, November 15, 2022. ( Date of birth: June 20,1934).
She is greeted in heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and her husband of 67 years, Rodrick Dewald Theiring, M.D. (d. 2022).
Family and friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Hargrave Funeral Home from 10am-11am with Funeral Services immediately following.
Shannon was preceded in death by parents Andrew Carnegie Thurber (d. 1996) and Dorothy Alice (nee Karmelink) Thurber (d. 2003) of Evansville, Indiana, and her brothers Gerald Andrew Thurber (d. 1996) and Leary Keith Thurber (d. 2017).
She leaves a legacy of love, kindness, giving, faithfulness, partnership, camaraderie, and joy in the wake of her lifetime.
Shannon attended nursing school after graduation from Bossie High School in Evansville, IN.
While there, she exchanged letters with Rod (in military service with the US Navy) and Maverick—her cat— whom her friend Maxine cared for while she was in school. (Maverick’s letters to Shannon were always signed with his paw print!) As a registered nurse, graduate of St. Mary’s College in Indiana (1955), and newly married in August of 1955, Shannon fondly recalled nursing while husband Rod was in medical school and during his internship and residency in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was especially appreciative of her time nursing at New Orleans VA hospital—she revered her military veterans.
Motherhood and a move to Morgan City, LA led her from the work world to homemaking, where Shannon’s legacy blossomed. Shannon was the quintessential wife, mother, friend, parishioner, cook, and most notably, giver. Giving was her spiritual gift. Through her giving there was elation, consolation, and blessing. Her words were honest, compassionate, and wise. Her gifts were thoughtful and representative. Her service was Spirit-led and pure.
Shannon was Rod’s co-pilot, figuratively and literally. With him, she adopted and raised four children and a grandchild, (and lots of pets); and fully celebrated a shared life as one. Marriage, parenting, homemaking (crafts, homeroom mother, cooking, baking—doll cakes, cheesecake!), vacationing, and church and Bible study were her joys.
Shannon’s enduring memory will be closely held by many, notably her children Michele Theiring, Charles Theiring (m. Michelle), Nicole Theiring Wimberley (m. Lon), and Megan Theiring. Grandchildren with heartfelt memories are Joshua Milligan (m. Elizabeth), Rachel Milligan, Jacob Martin (m. Christa), Jade Martin, Dakota Cooley, Jordan Theiring, , Jacob Thevis (m. Laynie), Daniel Thevis, Aubrey Wimberley (m. Caitlin) Anna Wimberley, and youngest, Michael Theiring; along with seven great-grandchildren.
Serving as Pallbearers are Joshua Milligan, Jacob Martin, Jade Martin, Dakota Cooley, Jacob Thevis, Daniel Thevis, Michael Theiring.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hargravefuneralhome.com for the Theiring family.