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CROPSEY - Herbert Elliott Thomas, 89, of Cropsey died at 8:10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2006) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Burial will be in Cropsey Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be given to the St. Jude's Children's Fund or to the United Methodist Church of Cropsey.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the memorial home.

Mr. Thomas was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Cropsey, the son of Clarence Edgar and Louise Mikel Thomas. He married Margaret S. Meers on July 21, 1939, in Lexington, Ky. She died March 30, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane (Larry) Roth, Eureka, and Ann (William) Goodlick, Avon, Ind.; one son, William E. (Barbara) Thomas, Monticello; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Elliott Thomas; and one sister.

Mr. Thomas was a lifetime farmer in the Cropsey area and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Cropsey.

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