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Thelma Crist

September 16, 1931 — October 13, 2017

Thelma Crist

THELMA CRIST, 86, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 10:12 P.M. Friday October 13, 2017 surrounded by her family at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to the memorial services at the funeral home.

Thelma was born on September 16, 1931 in Hume, IL.  She was a daughter of Theodore Sr. and Juanita Elizabeth (Axton) Quillen.

She is survived by three children, Joe Cornwell and his wife Pam of Arthur, Tom Crist and his wife Franki of Greensburg, IN, and Marti Thomas and her husband Derrick of Tampa, FL, one step-son, Lance Lorenz of Atlanta, GA, four grandchildren, Josh Cornwell and his wife Erica of Savoy, Spencer Crist of Greensburg, IN, and Elizabeth and Derrick Thomas Jr. of Tampa, FL, three step-grandchildren, Ryan Lorenz and his wife Carrie, Kevin Lorenz and his wife Stevi and Chelsea Lorenz all of McDonough, GA, five step-great-grandchildren, one sister Martha Hance of Hume, IL and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold, one brother, Teddy Quillen and one sister, Donna White.

Thelma was a member of the United Church of Christ in Tuscola.

She retired as a bus driver in 2006 for Gould Bus Services in Tuscola with 32 years of service.

Thelma enjoyed quilting, playing bingo and was a euchre player “extraordinaire”.  She was always helping other people.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and especially her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to donor’s local food pantry.


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