Benita Bea Thackrey

October 18, 1933 - December 23, 2018
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Benita Bea Thackrey, age 85 of Lima, passed at 1:53 p.m., Sunday, December 23, 2018 at The Springs of Lima. She was born October 18, 1933 in Salem, Illinois to the late Harper Henderson and Laura Alice Easley Brasel.  On July 3, 1953 she married Adrian Lee Thackrey, who preceded her in death on April 10, 2013.

Mrs. Thackrey was a bookkeeper and a homemaker. But the true focus of her life was her love for her family.

She is survived by 5 sons – Jeff Thackrey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dave Thackrey of Columbus, OH; Doug (Kristine) Thackrey of Lima; Greg (Dawn) Thackrey of Carmel, IN; Randy Thackrey of Indianapolis, IN; 3 granddaughters – Brianne (Mike Green) Thackrey of Indianapolis, IN; Katie Thackrey of Lima; Rachael Thackrey of Columbus, OH; 3 great granddaughters – Emerie Green, Mila Green, and Lucy Green; 4 siblings – Betty White of Warsaw, IN; Regis Brasel of Salem, IL; Judith Kim of Peachtree City, GA; and Linda Vaupel of Carmi, IL.

She was preceded in death by 6 siblings – Max Brasel, Geraldine Gaston, Jack Brasel, Mary Forth, Lois Wilson, and Eldon Brasel.

Funeral services will begin 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Bryan Bucher will officiate. Private burial will follow in St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery, near Cridersville.

There will be a viewing from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home for family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: October 18, 1933
Died: December 23, 2018

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Bonnie Patton posted on 1/4/19

I'm so sorry about Benita.I was her hair dresser for many years at jc penneys..what a wonderful lady...


Max & Ann Thackrey Sr posted on 12/26/18

Our dear Bea! You always made our hearts so full of joy when we would see or just hear your voice on the line. You made Max and I feel so happy knowing and just being apart of the family. Today we think of you as someone that will always be in our thoughts, but we know that you are with you beloved Lee and both of you are happy once again. God will take care of you for you were one of his special angels.


rick and becky white posted on 12/26/18

In memory of Benita Bea Thackrey, rick and becky white lit a candle