Shirlee Ann (Fricke) Thames, 81, of La Grange, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2015 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in La Grange. Shirlee was born in Chambers, Neb. on Aug. 25, 1934, the daughter of Robert and Marie (Engelbart) Fricke. She married James Thames on March 31, 1959 in Dallas. She worked as a billing clerk for a water management company and worked for several CPA firms. Shirlee loved to travel. Her hobbies included playing bridge and dominos and she had an incredible patience for putting together jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by two daughters: Kathy Toensing and husband, Scott, of La Grange; Toni Tompkins and husband, Mike, of Sugarland; brother, Robert Fricke and wife, Mary, of League City; three sisters: Elizabeth Viets and husband, Tom, of Baltimore, Md.; Gretchen Gittner and husband, Bill, of Charlotte, N.C.; Mary K. Bahnmaier and husband, Carl, of Lawrence, Kan.; three grandchildren: Emily Toensing, Alex Toensing, and Kyle Tompkins.