Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 6, 2012

Theda Hyde


Melcher-Dallas —  

Memorial Graveside Services for Theda Hyde, 93, were Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Dallas Cemetery in Melcher-Dallas. Online condolences may be left at

Theda was born on Nov. 2, 1918, in Olmetz, Iowa, to Arthur and Margaret Gilman.  She passed away in Norwalk on Aug. 21, 2012.

She attended school at a small country school in Williamson.

Theda married William (Bill) Hyde on March 28, 1936, in Chariton and they lived in Des Moines most of their lives.

She loved music, dancing and fishing and most of all, supporting all the activities her grandsons participated in during their high school and college years.  After they grew up, Theda loved to play bingo, slot machines in addition to spending hours working on word puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter Shirley Miller, her sister Lois Stouffer, three grandsons…Mark (Pat) of Montrose, Iowa, Mitch (Lyn) of Frisco, Texas, Mike (Keri) of Prosper, Texas, Marsha Miller of Manhattan, Kan., and six great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, one step grandchild, one step great-grandchild, and two great-great step grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Margaret Gilman, her brother Richard Gilman, her sister Maxine Westman, her husband, William Hyde and grandson Martin Miller.

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