Marguerite Gibson-Thompson, 92, of Monticello, IL passed away 7:53 PM, January 7, 2019 at the Piatt Co. Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.


Graveside Services will be 11:45 AM Friday, January 11, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday, at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Halcyon Unit of the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Marguerite was born September 16, 1926 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Wilbur and Emily J. (Thain) Helmick. She married John R. Gibson April 1, 1945 in Clinton, IL. He passed away August 22, 1985. She later married Halsey Lee Thompson October 26, 1997 in DeLand, IL. He passed away February 4, 2015.


Survivors include her children, Richard Gibson, Wellington, IL, Barbara (Frank) Schwarz, Clinton, IL, David Gibson, Bloomington, IL; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Son, William Gibson and Sister, Wilma Harris-Wasson.

Marguerite was a member of the DeLand Christian Church and a member of the Home Bureau, Monticello, IL. She volunteered at the Kirby Hospital gift shop and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.


The family would like to Thank, the Piatt County Nursing Home Staff, Nurses, and Activity Personnel for their loving care and friendship during Marguerite’s time at the nursing home.

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