Brenda Yvonne Thompson, 71, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born in Park Hills, MO on October 23, 1943 to the late Dallas and Irene (Davis) Probst. She married Truman Roger Thompson on August 4, 1962 in Godfrey, and together they raised five children and were blessed with 47 years of marriage before his death on November 13, 2009. After she and Truman married, they resided in Vichey, MO and later relocated to the Alton area and eventually to Brighton where Brenda made her home for the past 45 years. She was employed as a cook at the former Depper’s Restaurant in Alton for many years, retiring in 2006. Surviving are her five sons and four daughters-in-law, Kevin & Sharon Thompson of St. Louis, MO; Mark & Sheila Thompson of Godfrey; Troy & Linda Thompson of Shipman; Todd & Christel Thompson of Sullivan, MO; and Thomas Thompson of Brighton; 10 grandchildren, Hannah Thompson; Ashley Thompson; Thomas Thompson; Layn Thompson; Lilyona Thompson; Nathanial Sebastian; Garrett Sebastian; Jarrett Sebastian; Brent Sebastian; Brett Sebastian; 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry & Linda Probst of Park Hills, MO and Ed & Peg Coleman of Staunton; along with a sister and brother-in-law, Bess & Bill Wyse of Sebring, FL. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Probst and a sister, Janet Robinson.Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside services will take place at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Brighton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Crawford Funeral Home. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.
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