May 13, 1924 - August 29, 2016
Mattoon, IL – Thelma Louise McMichaels, age 92, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 2:05 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Mattoon, with Reverend Dennis Strawn officiating. Interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Born in Trilla, Illinois, on May 13, 1924, Thelma was the daughter of Jim and Nora (Thomas) Brown. She graduated from Lerna High School in 1941 and married George McMichaels on February 10, 1945. She is survived by George, her loving husband of 71 years, who resides in Mattoon, IL; their three children: Connie Cuccio and husband Tony of St. Charles, MO, Barbara Ealy and husband John of Boardman, OH, and Brian McMichaels and wife Lisa of Mattoon, IL; eleven grandchildren: Monica Fick, Chrissy Bajardi, Nick Cuccio, Gina Zuricka, Maria Mousdicas, Allison Pearce, Travis Ealy, Amanda Cohol, Miranda McMichaels, Aubrie McMichaels, and Emily Strader; and twenty-one great grandchildren: Zachary, Kayla, Hannah, Camryn, Jack, Aidan, Callie, Joe, Keenan, Annie, Miya, Makayla, Maggie, Nate, Kyle, Connor, Liam, Mason, Lucy, Ava, and Lilliana; and a special niece, Sharon Howard. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Valentina. Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church, a choir member at the Faith United Methodist Church for sixty-four years; a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a volunteer with the Mattoon Food Bank. Thelma was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a friend to many. She will be forever remembered for her beautiful singing voice and the countless number of family meals she lovingly prepared. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in her name to the Lincoln Land Hospice, or the building fund for the First Baptist Church. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family.
Mattoon, IL – Thelma Louise McMichaels, age 92, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 2:05 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September... View Obituary & Service Information
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