Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone, today from noon until 8 p.m. where the family will be present to receive friends in the evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation continues Friday at the funeral chapel from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and then at the First Evangelical Free Church from noon until service time.
Memorials may be given to "Susan G. Komen For The Cure."
Annette was born on May 31, 1955, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, the daughter of George and Mary (Raper) Gibson. Her family lived in Cherokee until moving to Boone. She graduated from Boone High School in 1973. Annette married Dennis Thede on April 28, 1974, at the First Evangelical Free Church in Boone. For 11 years, she worked as a grocery checkout clerk at the Boone Fareway Store in Boone. She and Dennis moved to Lawrence, Kan. in 1999. Annette worked at the University National Bank in Lawrence as a teller for eight years. The couple returned to Boone in 2007. She was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in Boone. Annette enjoyed bowling at the Imperial Lanes in Boone, golfing, tennis, crocheting and sewing, and her cats. She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and she especially enjoyed times with her grandchildren.
Annette was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Kathleen Gibson Gregg. She is survived by her husband, Dennis of Boone; three daughters, Sara Thede and husband Scott Benter of Webster City, Laura Kathman and husband Michael of Boone, and Karen Thede of Lawrence, Kan.; two brothers, Paul Drefke of Kansas City, Kan. and Phil Drefke and wife Sandy of Plano, Ill.; a sister, Francine Hamil and husband Tom of Boone; three grandchildren, Lane and Morgan Kathman, and Jordan Benter; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Donald and Donna Thede of Boone,.
Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.