A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 1999 for
81year old Lila Thompson, of Urbana, formerly of Chester, who died Wednesday. Born
in Oseola, Nebraska June 5, 1918 the daughter of Robert and Lilian (Kaehler) Knapp. She
married Victor Thompson in 1946, and he preceded in death in 1987.
She is survived by 2 sons, James Thompson of Richmond, MO., and Jeffrey Thompson of
Urbana. Also surviving are one daughter Vicki Wilson of Kenilworth, Ill, and 2 brothers;
Stanley Hathaway of Cheyenne, WY, and Milton Knapp of Lake Mills, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 3 brothers.
She was a member of University Methodist Church in Urbana.
Visitation will be on Friday from 5 8pm, and on Saturday from 7:30 11am,
at the Welge Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester. There will also be a Military
Graveside service of V.F.W. Post 3553, of Chester. A funeral service for Lila Thompson, of
Urbana, formerly of Chester will be at 11am, Saturday at Welge Pechacek Funeral
Home. The Rev. Pat Smith will officiate and burial will be in at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Women In Military Service for American Memorial Foundation.