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Thelma "Grandma" Etchison, 102, of Danville, Ill., passed away on January 1, 2018, at North Logan Healthcare in Danville.
She was born on March 21, 1915, in Danville, the daughter of Robert and Mary Ellen Brewington.
Thelma married William Russell Etchison on January 7,1945. He preceded her in death in 1975.
Thelma will be deeply missed by her children, Joyce (Marshall) Cox of Danville, Bill (Mary) Etchison of Bradenton, Fla., and Mary (Don) Cox of Danville; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons; six siblings; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Thelma was a Danville High graduate. She worked for FW Woolworth Dime Store, which she missed dearly. She also worked at Eisner grocery and Sarge's Tap for years.
In her spare time, you could find her watching the Bears or Cubs play, latch hooking, playing Bingo or at Bible Study. She was a life-time member of Faith Church of Christ and devoted most of her time to her grandchildren whom she loved very much.
A visitation for Thelma will be 4-5 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at Faith Church of Christ, 3601 Quaker Road, Danville, IL 61832. A celebration of life will follow at 5 p.m. at the church with Bill Carpenter officiating. Cremation rites and burial will be at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to Faith Church of Christ. Please join Thelma's family in sharing photos and memories on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on January 2, 2018
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