MATTOON — Susan K. Thurman, age 71 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 10:10 A.M., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at her residence.

A funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Burial will immediately follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, 2500 Old 51 Hwy, Centralia, IL 62801. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Susan was born on March 4, 1948 in Centralia, IL the daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Wehmer) Langenfeld. She married Richard Thurman on July 29, 1972 in Centralia, IL; he preceded her death in June 1995. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Youck and husband Bennie of Centralia, IL; one niece, Laurie Holmes and husband Danny of Centralia, IL; two nephews, Larry Youck and wife Carmoleta of Swansea, IL, Lennie Youck and wife Kelley of New Baden IL; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Susan was a former operator at Consolidated Communications in Mattoon, IL. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds. She was a devoted and number one fan for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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The family has requested all guests to wear St. Louis Cardinal attire for the funeral.

Memorials in Susan’s honor may be made to Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 or Coles County Animal Shelter, 6818 N Co Rd 1120E, Charleston, IL 61920.

Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.

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