Judith Ann Thomson

Judith Ann Thomson, age 78, of Modesto, Il. died Sunday (January 7, 2018) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Il.

She was born February 12, 1939 in Jacksonville, Il. daughter of the late Howard Minor and Marjorie Axe Prather.

She married Gary Thomson on January 26, 1966 in Jacksonville, Il. and he survives.

Also surviving are her children, Bryan Thomson (Tiffany) of Modesto, Il. and Amy Gibbs (Doug) of Benton, Il.; five grandchildren; a brother, Gene Prather (Carolyn) of Lee Summit, Mo.; one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.

Judy was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and was the first woman elected to the Northwestern School Board serving one term.  She also was a EMT on Northwestern Rescue Squad for many years. She loved quilting, cooking.  She helped her husband on the farm for many years.  She loved traveling, and had spent 12 summers in Alaska and resided many winters in Florida.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Northwestern Rescue Squad or Northwestern Education Foundation both c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.  Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra, Il. is in charge of arrangements.