---- — Fern L. Thierry, 67, of Dahlgren, passed away Sunday morning, April 14, 2013.
She was born Jan. 5, 1946, in Mt. Vernon, to Vern and Geraldine (Ewald) Hutchcraft, both of whom preceded her in death.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed for many years by Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, where she worked as an admitting clerk and was also employed for a long time at Western Union. She devoted her life to the care of her family and friends and was a long time member of Long Prairie Missionary Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Carol Ann Fletcher; her nephew, Kenneth Hutchcraft; and her niece, Rachel Van Horn.
She is survived by her husband, Charles P. Thierry; daughters, Mary (Jeremy) Laramore of Belleville and Laura (Donald K.) Harrawood of Dale; brother, David (Lois) Hutchcraft of Wayne City; sisters, Rose (Bill) Hammond of Wayne City, Doris (David) Schlag of Dahlgren and Donna Bartlett (Robert Knauss) of Belle Rive; granddaughters, Andrea Harrawood (Ian Walsh) of Evanswvile, Ind., Amanda Harrawood of Greenwood, Ind. and Katie Munce; and many extended family members.
Graveside funeral service for Fern L. Thierry will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Farnsworth Cemetery near Keens with the Rev. Gary Whipple officiating. Burial will be in Farnsworth Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren.
Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren.