In Loving Memory of

Judy Ann Thacker


Lake Geneva- Judy Ann Thacker age 77 of Lake Geneva died January 5, 2020 at Shands in Gainesville.

She was born in Marshall, MO on September 10, 1942 to the late Gerald and Mildred (Cunningham) Wiley. She was a retired school teacher with over 40 years of service to public education. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Marshall, MO.

She was preceded in Death by her husband, Martin R, Thacker and her twin brother Paul R. Wiley.

She is survived by her son Shannon P. Thacker (Amanda) of Grandin, her step-daughters Barbara (Ricky) Russell of Mt. Dora and Mary (David) Hamilton of Eustis. She is also survived by Grandchildren, Dakota and Dalton of Grandin and 7 step-grandchildren, Chrissy, Ryan, Mandy, Carley, Heather, Kendra, and Kelsey. There will be no memorial service.

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9 Responses

  1. Chrissy Russell at · Reply

    She is already missed so much.

  2. Barbara C. Russell at · Reply

    We will never forget her kindness, thoughtfulness and love. She was a wonderful presence in our lives. We are deeply saddened by her passing.

  3. Gloria Russell at · Reply

    My sincere sympathy in the loss of a wonderful woman. Memories never die

  4. Kathy Avera at · Reply

    Thinking of you in your hour of sorrow. Extending heartfelt sympathy
    You are in our prayers.

    Aunt Kathy to Barbara and Mary.

  5. Tina Bullock at · Reply

    The world is a sadder place without Judy Thacker. Judy was one of the best teachers I ever had the privilege to work with. This was only surpassed by being a great person. Judy could do anything she set her mind to. If I was on the side of the road after an accident and needed surgery and my choices were Judy or a brand new doctor I would choose Judy in a heartbeat. She was always prepared. If you needed a splinter removed or a cold compress, or something to eat Judy would have it in her purse. At my house my son Chris had one choice for breakfast cereal. At Judy’s they were alphabetized starting with applejacks to wheaties and everything in between. If there was a natural disaster, my plan was to head to Judy’s house because she was always prepared. She loved her son and grandchildren more than life itself. Whenever I was short packing my son’s lunch for school I would always tell him sit near Shannon cause he always brought plenty. Judy left a legacy of students who will never forget her. God Bless Judy and her family.

  6. Gilda Kinsey at · Reply

    Love and prayers to the family of one of the most wonderful people I was blessed with having in my life. Best of moms. outstanding teacher and most wonderful of friends. Judy , you will be greatly missed.
    Gilda Kinsey

  7. Kat Trabert at · Reply

    Judy was a very caring and giving woman who never met a student she didn’t love and want to help. As a new teacher she was giving of her time, her materials and her knowledge. I loved her sense of humor and her ability to keep up with everything going on around her. I hope she is reveling with her former students and family in heaven today. Love and best wishes to her family!

  8. Carolyn Austin at · Reply

    Judy was a kind, caring, dedicated, and capable teacher. I had the privilege of teaching with her and having her teach my children. She showed a sincere interest in her students and brought out the best in them. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  9. George and Kay Wilcox at · Reply

    George and I have so many wonderful memories of our Dear Friend Judy!
    She was our best friend. She exemplified everything that a friend, and
    person should be! In all the years we knew her never did we hear an unkind word coming from her. Her focus in life was her family She loved relating the hunting stories from ” Her Boys”! The Girls, Dakota and Amanda, how she enjoyed the time with Dakota. Amanda, as she always said , ” Could do anything”! She loved the flower gardens and would send us pictures! She was so proud of her family.
    The three of us went to NC to the Mts. for years! We have soo many wonderful memories! She loved the outdoors and nature! She loved living by Shannon’s and sat outside daily and enjoyed all the birds and animals.
    Judy, you are so missed! Our Prayers and thoughts to the family.

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