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Ray M. Thompson

Ray M. Thompson

Ray M. Thompson, 84, of Quincy, IL died June 27, 2020, peacefully at home in the presence of his family.

Ray was born September 9, 1935 in Quincy IL, the son of Edith and Ray C. Thompson. Ray married Barbara Ann Koch, the love of his life, on May 4, 1957 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Quincy IL. They were happily married for over 60 years.

Ray was employed by Central Illinois Public Service (CIPS), now Ameren, for nearly 40 years. After serving in the United States Army, he began working as a substation electrician and advanced throughout his career retiring in 1996 as the Manager of Industrial Services and Economic Development. He was a registered professional engineer. After retiring, he continued consulting part-time several more years.

He and Barbara loved to dance and were active in dance club. Another passion they enjoyed was travelling, both nationally and internationally. Ray also enjoyed swimming, boating, fishing, antiquing, and gardening. It was rare when Ray did not have a project he was working on, or was interested in doing. Outside of work, he spent much of his time participating, and often leading extra-curricular activities such as scouting, band, and sports for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Education and development of his family were a high priority. Most of all, he enjoyed his life with Barbara. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara; his parents, Edith and Ray C. Thompson; sister, Dorothy Kloker, and one grandson, Tobie Thompson. He is survived by 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 James Thompson (Michelle) of Quincy, IL; 14 grandchildren: Holly North (Matthew); Paul Wells (Maria); Corrine Thompson; Janna Bona (Christopher); Gwynne Killen (Damien); Samantha Shuler; Monica Shuler; Allison Shuler; Kyle Dineen (Autumn Wilder); Sean Dineen (Keedy Harrison); Brett Dineen; Zachary Thompson; Chad Thompson; Mandy Thompson; and seven great grandchildren: Stella North; Elliot North; Thomas Wells; Henry Wells; Liam Bona; Rylin Killen; and Rainey Killen.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:30 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. The mass will also be streamed on the St. Anthony of Padua Facebook page. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #37 and the U.S. Army Honors Detail. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or to the Illinois State Knights of Columbus Newman Apostolate Fund. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Kaviya
Fairview Heights, IL
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My deepest condolences for your loss. Gone from our sight, but never from your family's hearts. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From:
Chris
Collinsville, IL
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Prayers of comfort and blessings to you and your family.
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Mylene Knight
Fairview Heights, IL
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May you and your family feel surrounded by much love during this difficult time.
From:
Peter Beckwith IV
East St. Louis, IL
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Mike, condolences to you and your family during these difficult times. I can only imagine.
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Radha Anne
OFallon, IL
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My deepest condolences for your family's loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Kathy and Fraser Richards
Cabot, AR
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Lynn, Steve and all of Ray's family,

We are sadden to hear the news, We were privileged to have met Ray at our dock a couple of years ago and it was our honor! He was a great man who loved his wife dearly! I know he will be missed, God bless you all and give you the comfort and the memories during this difficult time. Prayers for the family, I know he is dancing with Barbara!
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Lisa Foster
Little rock, AR
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My sincerest condolences to the family.
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Stephen Stone
Santa Fe, NM
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Mike, Melania and Family.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sandra Herron
Church Hill, MD
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Ray was a great cousin, He was my babysitter (for me) back in the 40’s and never complained, Had a wonderful outlook on life. Prayers to the family.
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Steve Kidwell
Saint Louis, MO
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It was my privilege to work with Ray at Ameren. He was an intelligent and caring colleague with keen insights into our customers.

My heart goes out to his family but I celebrate his life and accomplishments.
From:
Shannon Gordon
Beebe, AR
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So sorry for your loss. Praying that your family is surrounded with peace and comfort.
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Dawn Krumwiede Campbell
Waverly, NY
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My deepest condolences to your family on the loss of Ray. I have lots of fun childhood memories that took place while at the Thompson home in Beardstown...your parents were great people. ❤️
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Reg Ankrom
Quincy, IL
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Sincere sympathies to Jim and Mike and all of Ray’s family. He was proud of your accomplishments. He was important in the careers of many others. I was among them. He will be missed.
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David Candelaria
MEMPHIS, TN
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The Remembrance of the good done by those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. There is no pain so great of the memory of joy in the present grief. He will always be with you.
From:
Bruce Venvertloh
Payson, IL
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I’m very sorry for your loss. The boys & I greatly enjoyed Ray & Barb as our neighbors.
From:
Blake Fuhler
Glen Carbon, IL
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Deepest sympathies for your loss. Peace and strength to your family.
From:
Jonna Cooley
Springfield, IL
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Mike & Melania and family -I’m so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
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Renee Bonds
Little Rock, AR
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My deepest condolences for your loss. The Dineen and Thompson family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Gary Kobet
Soddy Daisy, TN
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Praying for your family
From:
Ed and Marsha Wagner
Mt. Sterling, IL
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Jim, so sorry to hear about your dad. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
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David & Lori
Mattoon, IL
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So sorry for your family's loss. Ray was a great family man and will be missed by all. May your family have peace in knowing that he and Barb will be spending eternity in heaven with Jesus. Love you all.
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Dallas Roberts
Quincy, IL
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What a great man. I will never forget the time we had with Ray and how my boys enjoyed his stories. We are so sorry for your loss.