EARLVILLE — Charlotte Diane Thompson, 72, of Earlville, passed away at 5:17 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at the home of her son in Normal.
She was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Martinsville, the daughter of Lloyd Estie Updegraff and Lola (Maxey) Updegraff. She married Randy Limes on Aug. 20, 1965, and later married Ronald C. Thompson, Sr. on Feb. 18, 1995, in Las Vegas. He passed away on Aug. 25, 2006.
She is survived by her son, Jack Limes of Normal; uncle, Victor Maxey; brother-in-law, Brian Twait; sister-in-law, Lucille Updegraff; former sister-in-law, Sheila Wilson; nephew, Kurt Updegraff, of Oakland; nieces, Marci Overstreet (Terry) of Mattoon, Michelle VonBehrens of Oakland, Nichole Naramore (Dan) of Somonauk, and Cassandra Rhoton (Andy) of Earlville; great-nephews and nieces, Summer Timmons (Damien), Andrew Updegraff (Jessie), Clint VonBehrens (Cassidy), Ashley Updegraff, Layne Rhoton; great-great niece Payton VonBehrens; and stepchildren, Ron Thompson (Sheri) of Ottawa, John Thompson (Ruth) of Ponce Inlet, Fla., Scott Thompson (Carol) of Ottawa, and Tiffany Fabian (Tim) of Geneva; and many dear friends.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ron Thompson; daughter, Angela Limes; brother, Duane Updegraff; sister, Mary Jo Twait; and great-nephew, Keith VonBehrens.
Charlotte was a graduate of Kansas High School and later attended business college. She worked as a Production Planner for GE Plastics, Ottawa, for 35 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Willis Chapel Church, Martinsville, and Southside Christian Church in Ottawa. She was a member of Loyal Order of the Eastern Star, Martinsville Chapter; Ottawa Women of the Moose; Ottawa Business and Professional Women and was a Brownie leader volunteer. Charlotte enjoyed reading; she and Ron enjoyed RV camping and outdoor fun. She and her son Jack enjoyed their many travels together. Charlotte was a very compassionate and kind person who lived life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Inman officiating. Interment will follow in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. with Eastern Star Services to be conducted at 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey.
Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter, P.O. Box 9206, Peoria, IL 61612.
Memorial tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey is in charge of the arrangements.