Frank & Bright Funeral Home

« Return to Obituaries | Print

Thelma Tadlock

Feb 4th, 1924 - Jul 5th, 2021

Funeral Ceremony: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery

Visitation: 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home


   Thelma Louise Tadlock, age 97, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, July 5, 2021, at Clay County Hospital.

   She was born February 4, 1924, in Louisville, Illinois, the daughter of John M. and Ethel Mae (Bible) Tolbert.  She was first united in marriage to Eugene Weiler and he preceded her in death in 1963.  In 1965, she married Clovis C. Hoskins and he preceded her in death in 1972.  She later married Charles J. Tadlock on June 14, 1974, and together they have shared 47 wedding anniversaries.

   Thelma had worked at Clay County State Bank and later for Clay Electric, retiring after 42 years.  She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Flora.  She enjoyed reading, bowling, eating out, traveling, and winters spent in Florida for 16 years.  She was an amazing cook, one of the best around.  Her family was very important to her, and she cherished the time spent with them.      

   She is survived by her husband: Charles J. Tadlock of Flora; a daughter: Patsy Lou (Jim) Conley of Effingham; and 2 grandsons: Andrew Conley (fiancé Sloane Engle) of Marshall, and Aaron Conley of Charleston.

   She was preceded in death by siblings: Beulah Bates, Pearl Tolbert, Rolla Tolbert, Dorothy Tolbert, and Virginia Tolbert.

   A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to First Christian Church and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit  


Jean Webster

May 17, 1937 - Nov 30, 2021

Lela Rogers

Feb 28, 1945 - Nov 17, 2021

Pete Walker

Sep 17, 1930 - Nov 17, 2021

Stephanie Harrell

Mar 9, 1967 - Nov 15, 2021

Harvey Tibbs

Sep 13, 1920 - Nov 10, 2021




Jennifer Brown

July 5th

Patsy, So sorry to hear the passing of your mother.

Dawn Emmons

July 6th

Charles, I am so sorry! Thelma was a wonderful lady. I always looked forward to talking to her on the phone. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Henry and Barbara Gill

July 6th

Thelma was a special lady with many great qualities. Our sympathy to her family.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

July 6th

I am so sorry for your loss. Thelma was always a classy lady. 🙏

Carol & Jerry Wood

July 6th

Patsy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Prayers for all.

Tom and Della Welch

July 6th

Patsy, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a dear, sweet lady. Prayers for comfort for you and the family.

Susan Allison

July 7th

I really got to know and love Thelma when I was about 6 years old. She lived at the end of our street, always had a sweet treat to share and she was such a beautiful lady. I’m happy to have known her. 🌹

Becky Stanford Stocke

July 7th

Sympathy and prayers for the family. Thelma was such a sweet lady

Sue Hampsten

July 7th

May. God wrap His loving arms around your family. May He provide peace and comfort to you all. God bless Dennis and Sue Hampsten

Brian & Tina Pieplow and family

July 7th

Our hearts are so saddened with you, and you are all in our prayers now, and in the days ahead. May the Joy and Peace Thelma now knows comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Separation is only for a little while; Her promise is your promise.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

July 7th

So sorry to hear. Will be thinking of you with prayers for comfort.

Stan and Carla Stanford

July 7th

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed talking to her. I remember going to her house for home base and she was so interesting and energetic.

Dan and Sherry Kuhlig

July 7th

we were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Your mom always had a smile and a kind word when we would talk to her. Praying for you all and rejoicing that she no longer suffers but it is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus!

Jean McDaniel and family

July 7th

Patsy we are so sorry for your loss. Thelma will be missed by all who knew her.

Sara Kirkpatrick Dishman

July 7th

Alexandra, Michael and I, are grateful for the time we have had to know you, and have you in our lives. It has been an honor, a privilege, to know the wonderful, strong, beautiful woman you are, and a cherished "Mimi" in Alexandra's life. You have left behind a beautiful legacy of love, family, and heritage with Charles, Patsy, and the grandchildren. 97 years of life, health and love is an amazing legacy and we are deeply blessed by your example in all. God speed, and may you rest in peace. Love, the Dishmans, Michael, Alexandra and Sara Katherine

Nancy Moses Lambert

July 7th

Thinking of you, Patsy, and remembering your wonderful mom. I am sorry for your loss.

Patty and Jim Leporati

July 8th

Our hearts are broken. Aunt Thelma was one of the sweetest, kindest and classiest ladies I've ever met! We will always cherish the times we spent with her. Her love for family was unshakable. Patsy, Charles, Andy, Aaron and Jim - we wish we could be there with you, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved her very much and love you all.


July 8th

So sorry for your loss.

Tommy & Carolyn Harrell

July 9th

Thelma & Charles are Carolyn & my best friends. Thelma, like me, was a "country kid" and we both went to Jenkins Country Grade School, about four miles North of Flora. She had finished that school just before I started. Charles & I were in the Flora High School Class of 1950, argue ably the best class ever in our opinion. The Tadlocks never missed one of our many class reunions. After we moved to South FL in 1976, the Tadlocks started "wintering" in our area and we spent many nights visiting and having meals together. Then when we visited Flora, we often rendezvoused with them and very much enjoyed their fellowship and Thelma's pies. God Bless you Thelma, we will surely miss you! Tommy & Carolyn Harrell

Mike and Sharon Gray

July 8th

Sorry for your loss Thelma was a beautiful friendly lady. We always enjoyed visiting with her. Our daughters were friends with her daughter and our daughter Paula spent a lit of time at Thelma's home visiting with Patsy. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Jackie (Mayberry) D.

July 25th

I remember her from Clay County State Bank when we went in to talk to Danny. She was always kind to me and my parents James and Deloris Mayberry. Bless you all.



Marilyn Stanford
Don and Mary Smith
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Phil & Jane Henson
Dorothy Uebinger
Jane Janes
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
Joe Ellis
Jane Gillilnd
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Vickie Buckley
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
Henry and Barbara Gill
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Vickie Buckley
Carol Poehler
Pat Venable
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Ray, Shannon & Shad Rutland
Jean Guerrettaz
Clara Booth
Tom and Maria "Button" Pemberton
David Bryden
Pete & Esther Walker
Peggy Coble
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Larry Frost
Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher
Bill and Robin Atwood
Susan Schroeder
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Jack & Freda Stanfield
V Guerrettaz
Arthalyn & Tom Blank
Larry and Sue Kramer
Ken and Tammy Pearce Haven
Brian & Kim Scarbrough & girls
ILene Jackson
Don and Mary Smith
vickie hill
Jerry and Norma Kling
Mark Dunnigan
Kevin & Angie Connell
Jim and Linda Grove
Susan Allison
Cecelia A. Cardascio
Becky Stanford Stocke
Norman Philli[ps
Paul & Jo Ann Rose
Tara Race
Bob Patricia anderson
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Mike and Emily Putbrese
Stan and Carla Stanford.
Doug Briscoe
Dallas & Heather Durre
Vickie Simpson
Robert & Janice Hagen
John & Marla Corry
Mrs. Jean McDaniel and family
Diana & Greg Rutland
Patty and Jim Leporati
Mary Beth & Tom Lancaster
Marsha Mink
Mike and Sharon Gray
Cindy and Roger Cook
Bob & Judie Powless
Kevin and Lee Able
Ella Burgess
Bruce & Nannette Richards
pamela northrop
Terri Gill Barche
Bruce & Nannette Richards


Write a Condolence

Share Obituary


Light a Candle

Select a candle tribute and enter your name (or names) below. Click "Light Candle" when completed.

Choose a Candle

Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
Fax: (618) 662-4600
Email: [email protected]

Receive "First Notice" Updates

Enter your email address below to receive updates when new obituary notices are posted to our website