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3/10/2020 10:42:00 AM
Caroline Catherine Thompson
September 28, 1930 - March 7, 2020
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Caroline Catherine Thompson, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Life's Journey in Taylorville, Ill.

She was born in Taylorville, Illinois on September 28, 1930, the daughter of Ralph and Lora Bell (Huddleston) Tarrant. She married Albert R. Thompson Sr. on  August 31, 1952 in Stonington, Ill. and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2009. She retired from the Christian County Court house after 10 years, and she also carried papers for the Breeze Courier.

She is survived by children: Becky (Terry) of Minn., Albert Jr. (Laura) Minn., David, Minn., Charles (Debra) Ill., Sally, Ill., Dale Minn., her brother, Larry Neidigh (Wanda) Fla. She loved her many 'Grandbabies ' (as she called them all) great-grandbabies, and great-great-grandbabies.

Caroline is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Lora Bell Tarrant, brothers: Johnny, Harlow, Joe, LeeDon, and Dean, sisters: Barbara Ann and Myrtle Corrine, sisters-in-law: Josephine, Shirley, Mae Tarrant and Carol Walker, her son, Joe Vail, grandsons: Tyler Cox and Chadwick Germain.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, Ill. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Ill.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at

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