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Paula Lee Thering

December 30, 1942 June 24, 2019
Paula Lee Thering
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Paula Thering, 76, of Beal City, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. A Funeral Mass for Paula will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Beal City with Father Thomas Held as celebrant. A luncheon will follow at the Beal City Knights of Columbus Hall. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant following the luncheon. The family will receive friends at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-7:30 p.m. with the Vigil beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues at the church on Thursday one hour prior to Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Joseph the Worker School, or Heartland Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and during the service at the church. Paula was born December 30, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, daughter of the late Harold T. and Mable (Dent) Stegman. A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1960, Paula married Robert F. ‘Sam’ Thering on October 26, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church. She was co-owner of Good Times Party Store on M-20 and Coldwater Roads from 1984-2003. Prior to that she had worked as a teller for seven years at Isabella Bank and had also worked at Central Michigan University for four years. Some of her favorite pastimes were being outdoors, hunting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. More than anything, she loved being with her family. Paula is survived by her loving husband, Sam; daughter, Brenda (David) Recker of Blanchard; three granddaughters, Melissa (Howard) Foster of Blanchard, Kelsi Karcher of Mt. Pleasant, and Courtney (Codee) Preston of Blanchard; seven great grandsons, Brennen, Gunnar, Cason, Finley, Gage, Lane, and Grant; siblings, Lilly Ann Claybaugh of Mt. Pleasant, Ted (Mary) Stegman of Marquette, Ruth (Dave) McWilliams of Mt. Pleasant, and John Stegman of Gaylord; in-laws, Rose Thering of Elsie, Mary Lou (Lyle) Willoughby of Shepherd, Tom (Ellie) Thering of Mecosta, Connie Thering of Mt. Pleasant, Jean (Russ) Messersmith of Grand Rapids, Jim (Sarah) Thering of Mt. Pleasant, Elizabeth Miller of Grayslake, IL, and Pat Thering of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister in-law, Harold and Nancy Stegman; and brothers in-law, Joe Thering, Jack Thering, and Ken Miller.

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4:00 PM 6/26/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 6/26/2019 7:30:00 PM
Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home

2300 S. Lincoln
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

The Vigil Service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home
2300 S. Lincoln Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States





10:00 AM 6/27/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

2163 N. Winn Rd.
Beal City, MI 48858

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to Mass

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
2163 N. Winn Rd. Beal City 48858 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 North Fancher Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

1400 North Fancher Street Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

St. Joseph the Worker School

Heartland Hospice


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