Elsie I. Cossel of Stewardson, IL, passed away at 12:11 PM Thursday August 6, 2015 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Elsie was born Feb. 23, 1942 in Pickaway Twp., Shelby County, IL the daughter of Wayne and Juanita Hutton Thompson.

She married Kenneth Cossel Sept. 20, 1968 and he passed away in 2003.

Elsie served her country honorably in the United Sates Navy.

She was a long haul truck driver for 30 years.

Surviving are her mother Juanita Thompson of Stewardson, IL; step-children: Butch Cossel of Missouri, Ken Kossel Jr. of Louisiana, Kathy Ashland of Kansas, Wally Cossel of Wyoming, Kennda Eis of Wisconsin, Terry Cossel of Nebraska and Dee Marshall of Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ken Cossel; father Wayne Thompson and sister Mary Dailey.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday August 15, 2015 in Windsor Cemetery, Windsor, IL.Arrangements are entrusted to Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson, IL