Theresa Fienen

Theresa Fienen, 62, of Parsons passed away at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at her home.

Theresa Havay was born on Jan. 16, 1958, to Paul and Elizabeth (Tarapchak) Havay in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. As a young girl, Theresa grew up  in Milnesville, Pennsylvania, and attended schools in the Hazleton Area School District.  After graduating from Hazleton Area High School in 1975, she served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1978.

For a time, Theresa was the bookkeeper for her husband’s construction business. In 2005, she earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Pittsburg State University. Theresa worked for Tri-County Special Education Cooperative and was currently a special education teacher at Parsons Middle School.

Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She also loved fishing and collecting antiques.

On June 27, 1980, Theresa married Stephen Fienen in Yuma, Arizona. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her son, Michael Fienen (Michaele) of Pittsburg; two brothers, Michael Havay (Richard Affolter) of Hollis, New Hampshire, and Paul Havay of Milnesville, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until service time Monday. Military honors will be given by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to USD 503 Foundation for Special Education. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.

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