Peggy V. Thompson, age 82, of rural Neoga, Illinois passed away at 9:23 A. M., Wednesday August 22, 2018 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She was born June 3, 1936 the daughter of Leonard (Skeet) and Maude (Welch) Donley. She married A. Bernard “Bernie” Thompson on February 14, 1955, in Coles County, Illinois. Mr. Thompson passed away August 2, 2017, after 62 years of marriage. Peggy worked at General Electric in Mattoon, Illinois for 30 years, and she enjoyed being with friends and going camping.
Peggy is survived by two children, Bernie (Pam) Thompson of Neoga, Illinois and Cindy (Dennis) Gibbons of Lerna, Illinois; five grandchildren, Val Harvey, Hope Salvas, Shelly Kidd, Shawn Davis and Julie Abitz; thirteen great grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernie Thompson; one grandson Bernie Thompson, Jr. She will be missed by her family and friends.
As per Peggy’s wishes her body will be cremated and there will be no memorial service at this time. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice, in care of Bernie Thompson P.O. Box 242, Neoga, Illinois 62447. The Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, is in charge of arrangements
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