Irmal Louise Thackrey, 89, of Geneseo passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village Nursing Home, Geneseo. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 16 at Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd, Geneseo. Burial will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, IL. Visitation for Louise will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, July 15, at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to Ermal Louise Thackrey Memorial Fund.
Louise was born September 27, 1923 in Moultin, IA to Leonard C. Ullrick and Irma A. (Beard) Ullrick. Louise had 5 brothers and 2 sisters. At age 17 she was united in marriage to Orval P. Thackrey on February 1, 1941. Orval preceded her in death on February 21, 2013. Louise and Orval had 4 children and were married for 72 years. She was a devoted wife and mother. After Orval’s discharge from the Army in 1945, Louise and Orval came to Cordova, IL and later moving to Geneseo, IL where she remained until her death.
Louise worked for A&P, Hillcrest Shopping Center, Orion Food Mart, and Mac’s Variety Store. Louise also cleaned homes and sat with elderly women and helped with their care over the years. Louise enjoyed her husband, family and life.
Survivors include 1 daughter: Marilyn Gutierrez; 3 sons: Ron (Lyn) Thackrey, Mike (Becky) Thackrey, and Tim Thackrey; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband Orval, her parents, her 5 brothers and 2 sisters.