January 3, 1933 — January 4, 2022
Emma Louise (Requarth) Thomas, 89, of Edinburg, passed away on January 4, 2022, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Emma was born on January 3, 1933, in Edinburg, the daughter of Lawrence C. and Rhea (Grant) Requarth. She married Raymond F. Thomas on March 16, 1952. She was a homemaker as well as worked for the State of Illinois and for Watts Copy Systems. Emma was a member of the Edinburg Park Board, Edinburg Community Choir, and Trinity Lutheran Church Choir.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; three brothers, Lawrence, Eldon and David; four sisters, Evelyn, Marian, Doris and Carolyn.
Emma is survived by two sons, Bradley (Chris) Thomas, Jeffrey (Kathy) Thomas; two daughters, Susan (Tony) Suggs, and Chris (Dennis) Metsker; twelve grandchildren, Chelsea (Jordan) McKinnie, Clint Thomas, Gina (Jacob) Thomas, Jennifer (Adam) Thomas, Shanice Neal, Jessica (Dylan) Runge, Christina Suggs, Nicole Lael, and Allen Suggs, Benjamin (Katilyne) Metsker, Cody (Samantha) Metsker, Ty (Jessa) Metsker; eleven great grandchildren, James, Joel Ben, Johnathan, Aiden, Yasmin, Mekhi, Whayne, Matthew, Hannah, Krislynn and Ila Jo; one brothers, Charles (Donna) Requarth; one sister, Margaret (Greg) Moody; brother in law, Larry Thomas; sister in law Margaret Requarth, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00PM at Edinburg Cemetery, in Edinburg. Family, friends, and all who knew and loved her are welcome to attend.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.