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Barbara Ann Thompson

Barbara Ann Thompson

Barbara Ann (Koch) Thompson, 82, of Quincy, IL was entrusted to the care of our Lord at 10:30 a.m. on December 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Barbara was born June 11, 1935 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of Cora( Schreacke) and Adam Koch. Barbara married Ray M. Thompson on May 4, 1957 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Quincy, IL. They were married 60 years. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings: Ruth Koch, Margie Libertyn, Alice Wietholder, and Ronald Koch; and one grandson, Tobie Thompson.

Barbara lived a life of strong faith in Jesus as her savior. Barbara's favorite joy was spending time with her family. She was enthusiastic about creating opportunities for the education and development of her family. Once her children were raised, she continued her passion for nurturing children providing childcare services for 15 years. She enjoyed sewing, ballroom dancing, swimming, traveling, antiquing, gardening, and reading. She graduated from Quincy Notre Dame (QND) High School in 1954. She has been a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church since returning to Quincy in 2003.

She is survived by her husband Ray; her sisters: Anita Steinkamp, and Sister Barbara Rose Koch; five children: Theresa Wells (Gene) of Florence, SC, Michael Thompson (Melania) of O'Fallon, IL, Jean Shuler (Jack) of Columbia, IL, Lynn Dineen (Steve) of Little Rock, AR, and Jim Thompson (Michelle) of Quincy, IL; fourteen grandchildren: Holly North (Matt), Paul Wells (Maria), Corrie Thompson, Janna Bona (Chris), Gwynne Killen (Damien), Samantha Shuler, Monica Shuler, Allison Shuler, Kyle Dineen (Autumn Wilder), Sean Dineen, Brett Dineen, Zak Thompson, Chad Thompson, Mandy Thompson; and seven great grandchildren: Stella North, Elliot North, Thomas Wells, Henry Wells, Liam Bona, Rylin Killen, and Rainey Killen.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be immediately following at Calvary Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, December 29 at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

MEMORIALS: St. Anthony's Church or Quincy Notre Dame (QND) Foundation


ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

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From:
Tori Phillips
CHICKAMAUGA, GA
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Thinking of all of you during this time! Praying for all of you and your families! Love you all lots!
From:
Jeanette and Marvin Winking
Indianapolis,, IN
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
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Paul and Mary Schullian
Waconia, MN
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There are no words to express the sorrow you must feel. It must have been peaceful for Barbara to know that the family was with her. We will always treasure our visit this past summer .We will ask Fr. James Wheeler to say a Mass for Barbara and for the family. Love and prayers
From:
Judy Heinz Broemmel
Marion, IL
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So sorry to learn of Barbara's passing. Know she will be missed by so many. I will never forget the help she was in our research of the Koch-Buhl families. Our sympathy to Ray and all the family. Bo & Judy Broemmel
From:
Christi (Smith) DeGroot
New Berlin, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From:
Megan Turner
Beardstown, IL
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My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Rich and Bridget Pletz
Canton, IL
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When I heard of your loss I was greatly saddened. I have walked in your shoes and have spent time reflecting on the loss of some of our loved ones. I have learned that no matter what happens in your life be thankful that you were allowed the time you had with your loved ones. You will always have the memories in your head and the love in your heart that will last a lifetime. Always know you and your family are loved by many and the day will hopefully come that you and your family will look at a sun rise and know it is another day and smile for you know your lost one is with you.
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Keith & Patti Markstrum
Wausau, WI
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Dear Ray and Family,
We want you to know how much we are thinking of all of you at this sad time. Barbara will be missed by everyone who knew her. She made the world a better place for all of us!
Love
Keith and Patti
From:
Jack and Mary Koch
Huntington Beach, CA
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So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was s beloved high school classmate of Jack’s. The family are in our prayers.
From:
Dan and sharon Tanna
Quincy, IL
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Watch out, Heaven's euchre players, Barb Thompson is “in the house!!” God has graced your midst with her beautiful smile; 'tis a mere crystal window to her graciously generous heart vividly remembered by her still earth-tethered cousins who share memories of Barb at "cousin gatherings." Ray, our faith comforts us in our lose and Barb's Devine gain. Let’s coffee to celebrate a beautiful life when you’re ready.
From:
Bob Kuhns
Geneseo, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss Jim and family. I did not know her but she sounds like a wonderful person. Praying for you all for comfort, peace and healing.