Lois Thayer

Lois Thayer

VILLA GROVE – Lois M. Thayer, 96, of Villa Grove died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (April 27, 2017) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove, with Pastor Lenny Summar officiating. Burial will be in the Villa Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the funeral home. Order of Eastern Star rites will be held at 11 a.m. before the funeral service.

Mrs. Thayer was born on June 24, 1920, in Homer, a daughter of Martin and Bernice (Putt) Clabaugh. She married Frank Thayer on April 4, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif. He died on Aug. 14, 1993.

Surviving are one son, Dale Thayer of Fulton, Ill.; one daughter, Judy (Tony) Blair of Villa Grove; and three grandchildren, Ryan (Lora) Thayer of Minneapolis, Minn., Cindy (Mike) Kuykendall of Buckner, Mo., and Kyle Blair of Villa Grove.

Mrs. Thayer was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; brother, Charles Clabaugh; and sisters, June Nash and Beryl Dunn.

Mrs. Thayer was a bookkeeper for several businesses including Villa Grove State Bank, First National Bank in Villa Grove, Paul Cler's LP Gas Co. and CT Henson Lumber Company.

She was an 85-year member of the Villa Grove United Methodist Church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star Toledo Chapter 231, Toledo, Ill., dual member of Delmer D. Darrah Chapter 1021, Tolono, and a 60-year-plus member of the ladies' auxiliary of the Villa Grove VFW Post 2876.

Memorials can be made to the Camargo United Methodist Church.

Howdude wrote on April 30, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Dale & Judy & Family,

It was sad news when you called Friday. I am grateful that I got to talk to Lois on Tue. She sounded frail but was with it. I am glad she was able to stay in her home & live life on her terms.

So many memories as we grew up in VG. Weekend outings, state parks, fishing & the Indy Time Trials, DeMolay & Church funtions in conjunction with school. Lois was always involved. You always knew where Lois stood as well.

So I guess we have all these memories now to keep Lois memory alive. She lived a Good Long Life & was a good friend.

Our Sympathies

Howard & Sandy