Shawnna Marie Thompson, age 42, of Westerville, OH was accepted into the Lord’s embrace on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Born September 4, 1969 to Michael Linville and Diane Neville, she is preceded in death by her father Michael and sister Molly. She is survived by her husband, Randy Thompson, her three children Dylan (15), Samantha (12) and Liam (7) as well as her brother Michael Linville, Piedmont OK, step-sister Cheryl Oden, Piedmont OK, grandmother, aunts, uncles, nephews, niece, and cousins . Shawnna graduated from Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara, CA in 1987 and attended Ashland University, Ashland OH. She worked for America Online, Reston, VA as a Service Delivery Manager before “retiring” in 2002 then as Director of Ashburn Village Country Day School, Ashburn, VA because children were her passion. In 2004 the Thompson family relocated to Westerville, OH where they welcomed Liam in 2005. Shawnna loves her husband, children, family and friends who she is smiling on from Heaven above. Shawnna, you are incredibly loved and will be sorely missed until we are reunited. Visitation will be held Monday, July 30th from 5 – 7 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville where a service will follow at 7 p.m.. Rev. Harold Steindam officating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jill Goodfield Campbell - Jul 30, 2012
Randy, my prayers are with you and your family for peace and comfort. Shawnna and I shared so many memories from high school times – I truly have never had a friend as wonderful as her. We who are left behind grieve for her, but rejoice in knowing that she is now healthy and whole, and some day soon we will be reunited with her for eternity.
Allison Kunze & Kaylee Lucero - Jul 30, 2012
Words cannot express our feelings of loss with the passing of Shawnna. We knew each other because our girls played soccer and became friends, but she befriended me as well, as I now know she did for many people. She was so very kind to my daughter and I, even when she wasn’t feeling well. We are glad she is no longer suffering, but will miss her greatly.
Mandy, Frank & Olivia Koenig - Jul 30, 2012
Shawnna, We love & miss you. Thank you for all the love you gave our Olivia. You are a wonderful Mother, husband & friend. Randy, Dylan, Sammie & Liam are in our prayers. Mandy, Frank & Olivia
Sharon and Don Tenney - Jul 30, 2012
Randy, children and Shawnna’s Mother, Diane. We cannot begin to express the sadness we feel so deeply inside, for the lose of such a beautiful young lady. Shawnna loved her life, her family and so many many friends. She will be missed terribly, but never-ever forgotten.
Dearest Shawnna,you have now left your earthly body, but you will be forever present with ‘The Lord!’
Much love, Sharon Lee and entire Family!
Terri bailey - Jul 30, 2012
Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your family. Shawnna was truly one of the best people I knew. I must have known something was up because I thought go her all last week. Please find joy in the knowledge that she was. Loved by so many people.
I will contact you when things settle down for you somewhat. I am still in California but would really like to help in any way I can. I just found out about her passing so won’t be there today but my hearts and prayers are with you.
Bruce Linville - Jul 29, 2012
Freddie, you will be missed by all of us, but we will see you later on the other side. Uncle Bruce and Aunt Jean
Aretta (Casebolt) Baumgartner - Jul 29, 2012
Many wonderful memories of dear Shawna from our days together at Ashland University and in/with Phi Mu sorority. Her sweet spirit and easy laughter are a part of all of us–she will always be with us. Peace and love to your family at this very difficult time.
Donya Hau - Jul 29, 2012
Shawna always had a smile on her face. She was always happy. Although I only knew her for the few years she went to school here in Piedmont, I so enjoyed our years of playing softball together. Always smiling, she had the ability to make everyone around her feel better. It was so great to get to catch up after all those years apart when I found her on Facebook. And even though we weren’t face to face…I could feel her smile through her words. She was very proud of her family & loved you guys very much. She is now your angel in heaven looking down upon you & taking care of you from above. I hope all the love & prayers being sent your way brings you comfort.
Dawn Paul - Jul 29, 2012
Praying for your family, so sorry for your loss. My mind is full of college memories of good times and lots of laughter. She was such a special sweet person that loved life and touched everyone’s life for the better. Until we meet again sister. Love you bunches, Dawner
Erin E Schock - Jul 28, 2012
I love you all so very much. I am so sorry you are going through this loss right now. I wish I was there with you just to give you a big hug and tell you how much I love you. Your wife and mother is one of a kind. You are a very strong family. Shawnna’s love shining down on you forever will make you even stronger. She will live forever in our hearts and memory. She will be greatly missed by everyone she touched in her life. Her love and friendship was amazing. I will never forget when you all took me in when I moved to VA. Not only was she an amazing friend but she was my first mentor. She taught me so much about life, love and work. She supported me through one of the toughest years of my life. I will never forget what she did for me. I hope I can be half as great as she was. I am hear if you need anything. Love Erin. xoxoxoxoxoxo
Denny Linville (UNCLE) - Jul 28, 2012
I knew you for just a short time, but I must say you touched my heart. I so much enjoyed seeing you at our family reunion.
With love and good thoughts for the Thompson Family
Kathryn Purinton - Jul 28, 2012
Dearest Shawnna, the Earth has lost one of its true gems. I can honestly say, and I’m not exaggerating here, you were truly the nicest person I have ever met in my life. You took such good care of me when we traveled to Chicago for our Parsons meeting. I would have been lost without you. I’ll never forget you, my dear.
I love you and I’m so glad you aren’t suffering anymore.
The Robinson Family - Jul 28, 2012
We have all know and enjoyed Shawanna.
She grew up with our grew up with my kids in Piedmont, OK before going to Calif. to live with her mother.
We always enjoyed watching and helping her show her animals at the county and state fairs.
She may not have had the very best animal, but she was always excited wherever she placed in the show ring.
Never gave up and ready for the next show.
Love you Shawanna.