Heather M. Thompson, 46


Heather Michelle Thompson, 46, of Coffeen died unexpectedly at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in Jerseyville.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until time of funeral services at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Mrs. Thompson was born on Dec. 27, 1976 in Jerseyville to William Scott and Deborah (Ruyle) Withers and graduated with the Class of 1995 from Jersey Community High School.

She married the love of her life Joseph Thompson on Dec. 16, 2016 in Hillsboro. They had met in their younger years, but lost contact with one another for several years, until meeting again.

In 2023, she earned her degree as an Addiction Recovery Counselor. She was employed as a Recovery Coach with Amare NFP, fulfilling her true passion and love of those going through addiction and recovery.

She also volunteered for Cross Over Ministries of Hillsboro, helping to support others with their mental health and substance abuse recovery. She touched the lives of all she came in contact with.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband; her children, sons Logan Beemer and Noah Honchell and daughter Zoe Honchell, all of Coffeen; two grandsons, Jack and Landen Beemer of Gillespie; her parents Scott and Debbie Withers of Coffeen; sister and brother in-law Tammy and Kyle Finkes of Dow; grandmother Betty Ruyle of Jerseyville; father in-law and mother in-law Lindell “Chip” and Helen Thompson of Brighton; a sister in-law, Laura Martin of Brighton; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Candy (Withers) Walz; grandparents, Lindel and Marie Withers and William and Fayne Ruyle; as well as an uncle, Steve Ruyle.

Memorials may be given to the family, in care of the funeral home, to assist with funeral expenses. Memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.crawfordfunerals.com