Virginia G. "Birdie" (Heather) Thacker
Virginia G. "Birdie" Thacker, 96, of Vandalia, formerly of Mulberry Grove, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Taylor Cemetery in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Bruce Sasse officiating. Friends may gather at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Memorials: Taylor Cemetery or Columbus Baptist Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.millerfh.net. Mrs. Thacker was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Seminary Township, Fayette County, the daughter of Howard Mike and Laura Iona Rachel (Apple) Heather. She married Wilbur Kenneth Thacker on April 9, 1939, in St. Louis, Mo.; he died on Dec. 28, 1984. Survivors include a son, Michael "Mike" Thacker of Walnut; and daughters, Sally Cripe, and Annalea "Angie" Workman and Billy, both of Vandalia.
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