Marjorie B. Thompson

Sept. 4, 1923 — Nov. 29, 2019

Marjorie B. Thompson passed away at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Winamac surrounded by family.

Marjorie was born September 4, 1923, at the old Galbreath homestead along the Tippecanoe River south of Winamac to the late Frederick Walter and Emma Ellen Galbreath Brinker. 

She was a 1941 graduate of Winamac High School. She married Norman S. Thompson on June 8, 1941, and they celebrated 73 years of marriage before he passed away Oct. 31, 2014.

Marjorie worked at the United Telephone Company as a telephone operator after high school and then stayed home to raise her family. In 1964, she went to work at the school as a secretary for Lamoin Nice and Richard Irven, then later became a secretary at the Eastern Pulaski Elementary School until she retired in 1983.

Marjorie always had a large garden and canned and preserved all of the extra produce that wasn’t eaten. She loved working in her flower garden and was known for all of her beautiful flowers. 

Marjorie was a former member of the Monroe Modern Homemakers Extension Club. 

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Winamac. 

She and Norman traveled to Florida to their winter home for many years where she enjoyed getting together with their Winamac friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her dog Mitzi.

Survivors include her sons: Donald [Jean] Thompson  of Winamac, Larry [Jean] Thompson of Conyers, Georgia, and Richard [Denise] Thompson of Plano, Texas; daughter  June [Tom] Roth of Star City; grandchildren: Angie Crawford, Tracy Brandenburg, Rebecca Riordan, Randy Thompson, Natalie Roth, Joe Roth, Kyle Roth and Wyatt Roth; 16 great-grandchildren: Bekah and Abby Brandenburg, Alex, Margo and Hannah Riordan, Trevor Thompson and Victoria Coldiron, Aria and Owen Roth, Griffin, Holden, Cameron, and Finley Roth, and Colin, Brodie, and Hensley Roth; and two great-great-grandchildren: Macy and Leeland.

She was also preceded in death by husband Norman S. Thompson; sisters: Mildred Powers and Mary Ellen Cook; infant brother Donald Paul Brinker; and granddaughter Jennifer Jo Thompson Terry.

Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 8, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 8, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Pastor Jeff Seger officiating. 

Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Christian Church  or to the Pulaski Animal Center.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at 

(Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 4, 2019)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

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