Judith Thompson

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Judith A. (Miller) (Smith) Thompson, age 82 passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was born on March 8, 1940, in Forreston, IL the daughter of Ernest and Alma (Bennehoff) Miller. Judi graduated from Forreston High School and then went on to earn an Associate’s Degree. Judi worked at the Shannon Nursing Home and later the Stees Shoppe until she began working for herself cleaning homes. In November of 1995, she married Fred Thompson. Judi was an avid gardener and was always caring for those around her. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family.

Judith is survived by her children Shawn (Marylin) Smith, Melanie Hart, and Shane (Wendy Beckwith) Smith, grandchildren Jacob and Denise Smith, Andrew and Jonathan Knapp, and Eden and Sophie Smith, and numerous great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother Wayne (Jo) Miller and brother-in-law Bill Stees.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, brother Darrell Miller, sisters Nola (Bill) Lomax, Jan Stees, Marilyn (Ralph) Rugland, Linda (Ronald) Gronewold, infant sister Barbie Miller, and daughter-in-law Jodie Smith.

A celebration of Judith’s life will be held this summer in Lanark, IL.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be given at www.bealfuneralhomes.com