Wileta M. Tieszen, longtime resident of Wichita, died Friday (July 24, 2009) at the Glenwood House in Wellington at the age of 82.


Wileta M. Tieszen, longtime resident of Wichita, died Friday (July 24, 2009) at the Glenwood House in Wellington at the age of 82.

Wileta was born on Sept. 27, 1926, in rural Hesston, the daughter of David and Mary (Bileau) Voran. They preceded her in death.

On June 10, 1951, Wileta and Walter Eugene Tieszen were united in marriage at Tabor Mennonite Church in Newton. Together, they celebrated more than 47 years of marriage. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, Galen Tieszen and his wife, Nancy, of Wellington, Lowell Tieszen and his wife, Sharyn, of Durham, N.C., and Delbert Tieszen and his wife, Patricia, of Hesston; son-in-law, Dale Blaine of Haysville; eight grandchildren; and brother, Melvin Voran and his wife, Marilyn, of Goshen, Ind.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Blaine. Funeral services for Wileta were today at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church in Wichita.

Interment followed at Lorraine Avenue Cemetery in Wichita.

A memorial has been established in her name and loving memory with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, or Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine, Wichita, KS 67211. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory in Wellington. For further information or to leave condolences, visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.