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In Memory of
Shirley Ann Thompson
July 30, 1941 - May 2, 2018

Shirley Thompson, age 76, of Sunbury, OH passed away May 2, 2018 at Riverside Hospital. Retired from Westerville City Schools as Language Arts supervisor and former elementary teacher for Columbus City Schools. Graduate of Westerville High School, class of 1959 and The Ohio State University with BA and MA Degrees. Survived by her husband, Raleigh "Tom" Thompson; sister, Phyllis DeGroft of Westerville. Preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Grace Oney.


Richard & Twila Pinkerton

May 3, 2018

Tom Our hearts break for you from the loss of your dear Shirley. You have our deepest sympathy and I know life will never be the same without her by your side. She was a very strong woman who lived with an evil disease that took so very much from both of you. We grieve with you at the loss of a very special friend. Please feel free to call on us for absolutely anything that you need. All our love!!! Richard & Twila


John Thompson

May 3, 2018

Dear Tom we are so saddened by the news of Shirley's passing. We wish we were in town to comfort you. You both have been family to us and our children. We even shared our name. We had lots of meals together out or at home. We shall miss her very much. She will always be remembered by her strength and and a beautiful spirit. God bless you, Love John & Pat


Lehnanne Kidd

May 4, 2018

We are so grateful for the time we had with you and Shirley. Kitty Hawk, Submarines and just meeting up for a meal. You both are very much family to us. I will forever cherish those memories. Please know that you are in our thoughts.


Karolyn Yocum

May 4, 2018

Dear Tom, How I will miss Shirley and our long forty year friendship and long, long telephone conversations the past few years. We met my very first day of classes at The Ohio State University and immediately became acquaintances and then close friends forty years ago. My daughters will always remember Shirley and the multitude of handcrafted quilts for all our family including each of my six grandsons, daughters and sister. She credits my mother with getting her interested in quilting when she visited our Statz farm in Anderson, MO. Shirley would answer the phone with "Missouri" calling. We send all our love to you Tom. Blessings, Karolyn P.S.We will call and visit


Melisande Statz-Hill

May 4, 2018


Kim (Wampler) Nichols

May 5, 2018

Oh, Tom, so very sorry for the loss of your dear sweetheart Shirley. I remember you both as so very kind. The name may confuse you but I'm Judy and Wendell Wampler's daughter. Mom was the maid of honor at your and Shirley's wedding and I was the flower girl. Even as long as it's been, I remember the event and you two very well. How much fun I remember the gatherings, and how very kind you both were to me [and mom and dad]. Love to you, stay strong, you'll be in my prayers. Kim.


Sharon L Hanshaw

May 5, 2018

Phyllis, So sorry for your lose. My Prayers are with you all.


Trish Bishop

May 6, 2018


Judy Jooss Wampler

May 7, 2018

Dear Tom and Phylis, I am very sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. It's been many years since high school, and Shirley will always be a happy memory of those years. A good friend and a wonderful person will truly be missed. I hope the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. In loving memory, Westerville High School classmate, Judy Jooss Wampler Hailey, Idaho