Lily Thomas

Lily Thomas

CHAMPAIGN – Lily May Thomas, 84, of Champaign died at 9:09 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16, 2013) at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana.

Lily was born May 17, 1928, to John Franklin Cooley and Gracie Bell Rawdin Cooley in Fisher.

Survivors include her brother, David Benjamin Cooley; her six children, Mary Ann Gleason, Connie Bank, Janet Lynn Wiegel, LaDonna Funk, Jeffrey Thomas and Shelley Lea Thomas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Owens Funeral Home will conduct a graveside funeral service at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. There will be no visitation.

She was loved in life and will be missed dearly. God, please hold her close and keep her in your care.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please make a donation to the family.

Condolences may be offered at