Geraldine Thompson, 75 of Palmer, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at 7:56 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Taylorville Care Center.
Born in Taylorville on April 6, 1943, Geraldine, a twin, was the last of 9 children born to Cordell and Ollie (Fuqua) Huffines. She married William Thompson on February 18, 1967 in Shawnee Town, IL, and he survives. Geraldine was a home maker and loved her family dearly. In addition to her family, she was also happily crazy about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and NASCAR. She enjoyed playing Bingo. Geraldine also played rummy fiercely with her grandchildren, and she was very serious about her card games, never letting her grandchildren win. Above all, she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and her presence will be deeply missed by her family.
In addition to her husband of over 51 years, Geraldine is survived by her children: Kathy ( Shawn) McQuire of Moweaqua, Kyle Miller of Brownstown, Rhonda (Donnie) Martin of Taylorville, Susan (Robert) Taylor of Morrisonville; grandchildren: Carissa McQuire, Veronica McQuire, Ashley (Chris) Snow, Amanda McQuire, Maria (Paul) Parkin, Kenny Martin, Jakob McQuire, Kinley Miller; great grandchildren: Talan, Cameron, Hayden, Liam, Avalynn, Reese, Grayson, Myles; and many nieces and nephews.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings: Lucille Harp, Louise Zake, Joanne Swinger, Juanita Orr, Rommie Huffines, Darlene Blevins, her twin: Terry Huffines, Diane Harter, and son-in-law: Gareld Belsher.
Per her wishes, Geraldine will be cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date. Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Taylorville Care Center for their kindness and dedication.
Memorial donations may be made to the Taylorville Care Center.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories of Geraldine, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.