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Carolyn Joan Theis, age 82, of Maple Park, IL, passed away quietly at her home, Monday, January 4, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. She was born December 24, 1938, in Hampshire, IL, to proud and loving parents, Edward and Lorena (Seyller) Reiser. Carol's poured her heart into the family business, Theis Farm Market and dedicated over twenty years at Auto Meter in Sycamore. Her love and warmth are still felt in the hearts of all who knew her and she will always be remembered. She now leaves five children: Kimberly Stiles, Henry "Hank" Theis, Richard "Scott" (Deborah) Theis, Barbara (Robert) Pondelick, Donald (Holly) Theis; 13 grandchildren: Brianna, D.J. and Danielle Stiles; Arin and Arielle Theis; Zach Theis and Hannah (Dakota) Hatch; Robert (Stevi) Pondelick, Bret (Allison) Pondelick and Mackenzie Pondelick; Erin (Matt) Welch; Tyler and Trever Theis; eight great-grandchildren: Elizabeth "Libby" and Henry Pondelick; Joseph and Michael Pondelick, Jackson, Addisyn and Lillian Welch and Emery Hess; three sisters: Leila "Sis" Diehs, Rita Keifer and her identical twin sister, Carol "Jean" Schendel; three sisters-in-law: Arlene and Lois Reiser and Shirley Snyder; many nieces, nephews and a countryside of friends who will miss her dearly. She now joins in Heaven her parents, Edward and Lorena Reiser, husband Henry Theis; two brothers, Floyd and Lowell "Whitey" Reiser, son-in-law, Donald Stiles, two granddaughters, Rebecca and Brenda Pondelick; brothers-in-law: Norman Diehs, Morris Keifer and Gayland Schendel. Private family services will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Joan's name. Checks may be made to the "Carolyn Joan Theis Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the same address, on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at

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Published in Daily Herald on Jan. 8, 2021.
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