Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) 27 Jan 1968, Sat
PEORIA - Graveside rites for Mrs. Emma Thies, 81, who died Wednesday in Forkner's Nursing Home in Phoenix, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Pinal Cemetery, near Miami.
Mrs. Thies, who resided at 59 D St., moved to Peoria 10 years ago from Miami. She came to Arizona in 1923 from her native East St. Louis, Ill. She was the widow of Leroy Thies who was employed by the Anaconda Copper Co. in Arizona. He died in Peoria in 1962.
Surviving include two sons, Richard of Phoenix, Edward of San Bernardino, Calif.; and a daughter, Irene, of San Gabriel, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Blooms Mortuary in Phoenix made arrangements.
Leroy John Thies
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