Patsy Jean Thomson (84) of Iola


Published on June 23 2022 2:37 pm

Patsy Jean Thomson, 84, of Iola, passed away at 10:20 pm Monday, June 20, 2022 at the Lakeland Rehab and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Patsy was born on May 15, 1938, in Montrose, Illinois the daughter of Raul and Mary (Oakley) Bolin. She married Joseph L. Thomson, Sr., on December 7, 1955, in Nebraska, and they shared 35 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on January 14, 1991. Patsy worked as a quality inspector for NAL in Salem, Illinois for many years and retired from there. She loved her family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as she could. Some of her hobbies included reading books, putting puzzles together, and word search puzzles. She loved to watch wrestling and was a huge fan of it.

She is survived by her 5 children, Joseph Thomson, Jr. of Iola, Illinois Timothy (Judy) Thomson of Watson, Illinois, Barbara Boose of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Pamela (Joe) Samples of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Shirley McCoy of Farina, Illinois; 36 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Mary Beth Shoemaker of Oskaloosa, Illinois, Peggy Spracklen of Pekin, Illinois, Teddie Knox of Lubbock, Texas, Michael Poe of Altamont, Illinois.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step father, Hank Poe; granddaughter, Kristen Miranda Boose; great grandson, Million Markcole Roberson; sisters, Gloria Goodman, Marilyn Feldhake, Shirley Stanley, Bonita Kuhlman, Marie Sparling.

A graveside memorial service to honor Patsy’s life will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Iola Cemetery, Iola, Illinois. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at the cemetery at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory to Patsy to the American Heart Association. The McGriff Funeral Home in Kinmundy is entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook online or share a memory please visit by clicking here