Georgia Thacker, age 88, of Mulberry Grove, passed away at 5:54 a.m. Saturday at Helia Healthcare in Greenville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Minister Robert Chase officiating. Interment will follow in McInturff Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Donnell-Wiegand in Greenville. For those who desire memorials in Georgia’s memory may be made to the Helia Health Care staff.
Georgia Ellen Heather, the daughter of George Monroe Heather and Rose Ruth Swofford Heather, was born on March 17, 1928 on the Heather farm near Pittsburg. She grew up there and attended the Pittsburg One Room School. Georgia then worked for the shoe factory in Vandalia and for the egg factory in Highland. After her marriage, Georgia raised her three girls then was head cook at the Mulberry Grove public schools for 25 years.
Georgia and Robert Wesley Thacker were united in marriage on November 25, 1947 in Morganfield, Kentucky. They enjoyed over 38 years together before his death on March 4, 1986.
They are the parents of three children: Linda Kay Forehand of Patoka, Brenda S. “James” Snow of Greenville, Sandy D. Ellsworth of Mulberry Grove, 8 grandchildren: Shane “Deenie” Forehand, Lori Forehand, Katie “Ronnie” Mosley, Emily “Jeff” Berger, Sara “Ronnie” Neer, Misty “Tim” Greeley, Jenny “significant other James Jay) Koontz, Jeffrey “significant other Kasee Herod” Ellsworth, 15 grandchildren: Dalton, Cole, Blake, Alex, Taylor “Megan”, Logan, Brayden, Savanna, Jacob, Emma, Grace, Haiden, Bohdi, Madalyn, Christian, 3 step great-grandchildren: Nathan, Madison, and Corinthia. Georgia is also survived by her sister-in-law Geraldine Heather, and brother Ronnie “Norma” Heather of Vandalia.
Georgia is preceded in death by her parents George and Rose Heather, her husband Robert, and four brothers John Heather, Albert Heather, Tom Heather, and Maurice Heather.
Georgia was a member of the Mulberry Grove First United Methodist Church.