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Michelle Thomason, 44, of LeRoy died at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) at Franklin Hospital, Benton.

A memorial service will be at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory, Benton, with Brother Brett Beasley officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A second visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Cross Pointe Church of God, Bloomington, with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL 62812, to help with funeral expenses.

Mrs. Thomason was born Aug. 1, 1968, in Hopkinsville, Ky., the daughter of William Robert Gower and Kathleen Meehan Gower. She married Brian Thomason on Sept. 2, 1989. He survives.

Michelle was an active member of Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington, where she sang in the praise band, taught Sunday school and volunteered for various other church activities. She enjoyed reading, loved her dog, Polar, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her first grandchild.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Brian Thomason, LeRoy; two daughters, Sarah Thomason and fiance, Nelson Tipsword, Sullivan; and Krysta Thomason and Stephen Lake, LeRoy; her mother, Kathleen Gower, Benton; a sister, Christine Leathers, Benton; a brother, Phillip Gower, Benton; a niece and nephew, McKenna and Evan Leathers, both of Benton; a brother-in-law, Allen Thomason, Christopher; and father-in-law, Gary Thomason, LeRoy.

Mrs. Thomason was preceded in death by her father, William Gower, and mother-in-law, Nancy Thomason.

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