Thelma L. Garner

Thelma L. Garner

Thelma L. Garner 75, of Mechanicsburg, died at 11:40 am, Saturday, December 24, 2022 at her home. She was born June 1, 1947, in Springfield, IL to Beverly Jean Croney. She married Marion Garner on April 8, 2000.

She is survived by her husband, Marion; four children, Jeremy Scott (Lori) Batson of Sherman, Scott C. (Zhang Dan) Garner of New Jersey, Christopher Eric (Jodie) Garner of Bloomington and Abby (Craig) Barnes of Athens, AL; nine grandchildren; former husband, Loren Batson of Springfield; one sister, Linda (Pat) Wanger of Nokomis and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jeffrey Errol Batson in 1991.

Thelma was an Administrative Coordinator for the Illinois Commerce Commission and retired after 34 years of service.

She was a master gardener and loved flowers and floral arranging. She enjoyed line dance, travel and cake decorating. She was a volunteer for MADD and a coordinator for Snowball.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Monday, January 2, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A second visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am, January 3, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Cindy Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Chapter of MADD.

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