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11/24/2020 9:02:00 AM
Cleo (Smith) Thacker
September 27, 1932 - November 21, 2020
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Cleo (Smith) Thacker, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

She was born on September 27, 1932 in Palmer, Ill. the daughter of Louis and Eva (Durbin) Smith. She Married Richard Thacker on February 19, 1951 in Corinth, Miss. and he preceded her in death on September 3, 2011.

She worked many years in retail and a bookkeeper 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 with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons: Terry (Theda) Thacker of Leesburg, Ga.; Gene (Kathie) Thacker of Charleston, Ill.; grandchildren: Robbie (Steve) Harbour of Taylorville, Ill.; Terra Thacker of Albany, Ga.; Bill (Missey) Pierson of Charleston, Ill.; Jim (Krista) Pierson of Charleston, Ill.; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Lorrie Nation of Taylorville, Ill.; Sandy (Jim) Gibson of Taylorville, Ill.; brothers-in law: Robert (Margaret) Thacker of St. Petersburg, Fla.; John Young of Taylorville, Ill.; 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; eight aunts and eight 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.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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