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Memorial Service

Taylorville Christian Church
Saturday November 28th, 2020

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Cleo (Smith) Thacker

Cleo (Smith) Thacker, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. She was born on September 27, 1932 in Palmer, IL the daughter of Louis and Eva (Durbin) Smith. She Married Richard Thacker on February 19, 1951 in Corinth, MS and he preceded her in death on September 3, 2011. She worked many years in retail and a book keeper at the Breeze Courier in Taylorville.  She was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville and she loved to travel with her sisters. She was an avid fisherman and made wonderful Christmas candy that she loved to share it with her family and friends.

She is survived by her Sons: Terry (Theda) Thacker of Leesburg, GA; Gene (Kathie) Thacker of Charleston, IL; Grandchildren: Robbie (Steve) Harbour of Taylorville, IL; Terra Thacker of Albany, GA; Bill (Missey) Pierson of Charleston, IL; Jim (Krista) Pierson of Charleston, IL; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Two Great-Great-Grandchildren; sisters-in-Law: Lorrie Nation of Taylorville, IL; Sandy (Jim) Gibson of Taylorville, IL; Brothers-in Law: Robert (Margaret) Thacker of St. Petersburg, FL; John Young of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Vivian Bergschneider; brother: James L. Smith; sister-in-law: Donna Thacker-Watkins, Shirley Young; 8 aunts and 8 uncles.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville. Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:30 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Loving Arms Pregnancy Center 500 N. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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That is a beautiful picture of Cleo. I'm sorry I am unable to be at the visitation and extend my condolences to all of you on the passing of Cleo, your loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Cheryl & Bob Haines Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

Were going to miss Mama Thacker! We are so sorry that she has passed! Praise the Lord another one of His daughters has been received home! What a wonderful time she must be having! Terry you and Theda travel safe when you head back home!

Randy & Fran Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. I remember Cleo fondly. She was such a sweet woman. May you rest in Peace....

Sheryl Podeschi Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

Cleo was a dear lady -- always a smile and so kind and helpful. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Martha R Zimmerman Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady. Prayers for you and your family.

Vonnie (Voggetzer) English Nov 24 2020 12:00 AM

Terry and Gene - Im so sorry for the loss of your mom. My heart sank when I saw the call for prayers on Facebook. And I sure prayed for Cleo. She was such a good friend to my mom. Your parents are a big part of my childhood and lifetime memories and they will not ever be forgotten. They were both just downright good people. I saw Cleo last at my moms funeral and I will hold her hug in my heart along with my fond memories. My prayers are with you and your families.

Simone Depaepe Barry Nov 24 2020 12:00 AM

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