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Thyrza Godby

January 1, 1914 November 2, 2008
Thyrza Godby
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Obituary for Thyrza Godby

Thyrza Godby 94, of Solana Beach, CA formally of Pekin passed away on Sunday November 2, 2008 in California. Born in Peoria on January 1, 1914 to Charles and Anna Birkmeier Parsons. She married Clarence Godby in Mackinaw on October 13, 1934, he preceded her in death on November 11, 1966 along with one granddaughter. Thyrza is survived by her daughters; Zoe (Harland Taylor) Lightfoot of Carbondale and Linda (Samuel) Melvin of Solana Beach, CA. Five grand, three great grand and five step-grandchildren also survive. She worked as an Assistant Director of Court Services for Tazewell Co. for 46 years and was a member of the Tri-S Club of the YWCA, Council of Catholic Women and a former member of the Ladies of Columbus. She also was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin where a memorial Mass will be held on Saturday November 22, at 10:30 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Father Timothy Nolan will officiate. Burial of cremains will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Abts Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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