Megan Thompson

November 19, 2019




Megan M. Thompson, 32, of Monticello, peacefully entered the Lord’s presence on November 19, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Megan was born July 8th, 1987 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Steve and Paula Buxton. Megan graduated from Sullivan High School in 2005. She then went on to graduate from Lincoln Christian University with a B.S. in Intercultural Studies and Business Administration where she also was a 4-year member of the LCU basketball team.

Megan married Charlie Thompson on May 19th, 2012.


Megan utilized her talents in graphic design, marketing and event planning during her career at CHI overhead doors (2010-11), Christ in Youth (2011-12), The City of Champaign (2012-14) and the ASPCA APCC (2014-17). She had started her own home décor business in 2018 specializing in custom wreaths that have beautified countless homes around the world. Megan touched so many along way.


Her passions included serving the youth of Monticello, homeless ministry through CU at Home, and planning retreats for local women to grow their faith. She also found joy in spending time with family, traveling with her husband, hiking, kayaking and taking photographs.

Megan’s inspiring faith and strength were most evident in her journey with breast cancer, documented at: Megan’s story is not finished - “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our lord Jesus Christ”


Megan is survived by her husband Charlie Thompson and dog Ruger of Monticello; her parents Steve and Paula Buxton of Sullivan and Mark and Karen Thompson of Buffalo; her siblings Jenny Rau (Brad Rau) of Mattoon, Emily Buxton of Chicago, and Abbey Sherwood (Caynan Sherwood, niece Cassidy Sherwood) of Sullivan, Blake Scroggins (Whitney Scroggins) of Mattoon; Ben Thompson (nephew Jack LaPorte) of Charleston, SC; and her maternal grandparents Cliff and Connie Dobbs of Sullivan. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to CU Church with “1 for One” in the memo, or to Metavivor – Metatstatic Breast Cancer Research, Support and Awareness – at


Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24th 2019 from 1-6pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N. Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, November 25 at 12pm at the funeral home.


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November 24, 2019

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center Champaign-Urbana Chapel
710 N. Neil Street
Champaign, , IL 61820

Celebration of Life
November 25, 2019

12:00 PM
Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center Champaign-Urbana Chapel
710 N. Neil Street
Champaign, , IL 61820

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