Jane Shelley Thompson
Jane Shelley Thompson, RN, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 27. While she was small in stature, Jane was a woman of towering strength, unquestioned loyalty, and resilient faith. She was a solid foundation for her family and many friends. “Grammy” (or “Janie”), as she was also known to all, had a unique gift for making everyone feel like a special person. She was full of humility, grace, and a beauty that radiated to all who knew her.
Throughout her life, Jane’s faith in God served as a cornerstone for all she did. Her hope was that she would leave the world a better place than when she came into it. There is no question that she surpassed that goal. Jane was an instrumental member in each community in which she lived, and was actively involved in multiple charities, societies and organizations – from Winamac to Fort Myers, Florida, and finally in Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dr. William R. “Bill” Thompson, in 2005, and her daughter-in-law Maryellen Thompson in 2012. She is survived by her five children and in-laws (Joe, Bob, Jim and Mary Lynn, Shelley, and Abbey and Kendall); her nine grandchildren; and her 14 great-grandchildren. It is clear that her impact on those around her will echo for generations.
Messages and condolences may be sent to Shelley Anne Thompson, 1514 Winter Park Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077.
The family requests donations be made in Jane’s honor to Pulaski Memorial Hospital, 616 East 13th Street, Winamac, IN 46996 (phone: 574-946-2100).
Per her wishes, a private family ceremony will be held in Winamac, to celebrate Jane’s life.
(Pulaski County Journal — March 8, 2017)