Obituary of Dianna L. Schmitt-Thompson
Dianna L. “Dee” Schmitt-Thompson, 59, of Chillicothe passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by family and friends.
Dee was born on Jan. 18, 1959 in Peoria the daughter of Harold E. and Donna (Gill) Kennedy, Jr. She married Thomas L. Thompson in 2000 in Lacon.
Surviving is her husband Thomas L. Thompson of Chillicothe; a son Jake (Dan) Schmitt of Pittsburgh, PA; her mother, Donna Davis of Chillicothe; two sisters Kathy (Rocky) Gardner of Enterprise, OR and Sandy Bickerman of Canton; two step sisters LaDonna (Brad) Stork of Varna and Jo (Steve) Shoemaker of Lincoln; step mother Nancy Kennedy of Henry; a nephew Garrett and four nieces Cortney, Jessie, Cassie and Kari.
She was preceded in death by her father and her brother Mark Kennedy.
Dee worked in the Enterprise Health and Safety Dept. at Caterpillar, Inc. for 19 years. Previous to that, she was a cardiac intensive care nurse at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Dee was a kind and compassionate woman who touched many lives throughout her lifetime. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 18th at noon at Bernardi’s North in Dunlap for those who would like to celebrate Dee’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dee’s name to The A.R.K Humane Society (thearkanimalshelter.org/donation) in Lacon, Illinois.
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