Cheryl J. Thompson, age 68, of Gilson, Illinois died at 10:39 P.M. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at her home. Cheryl was born on November 3, 1953 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Kenneth O. and Maurine G. (Drake) Thompson. She attended and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1971. Surviving is a sister, Lola Faye (Eli) Luster of Burnett, Wisconsin; two nieces Ellen Plott of Salem, Alabama and Karla (Dean) Schultz of Saxon, Wisconsin; one great niece: Harlie Plott, one great nephew, Cody Walters and one great-great nephew Cameron Walters; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. She loved animals and talking to people. She was a “World of Knowledge” and enjoy local history. Special thanks to Linda and Wes Springer of rural Gilson, Illinois and Dave Buley of rural Gilson, Illinois for their care taking of Cheryl and their friendship over the years. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Haynes Cemetery in rural Delong, Illinois with a visitation at the cemetery from 3:00 to 3:30 P.M. Rev. Chris Nessley will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. On-line condolences or expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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