Dorothy Arlene Thompson, 91, formerly of Raymond, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. A follower of Jesus, she was an active member of the Marysville Church of Christ. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
The youngest of five children, Dorothy was born December 22, 1928 in Justus, Ohio, to the late John Charles and Betty E. (Hooper) Nichols LaCroix, Sr. On April 19, 1957 in Strasburg, OH, she married her husband of 51 years, Francis Eugene Thompson, who preceded her in death on May 5, 2008. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her two brothers, John Charles LaCroix, Jr. and Donald V. LaCroix and her two sisters, Louise Nichols Haglock Domer and Betty M. LaCroix Gallagher.
Dorothy graduated from Dover High School in 1946 and Lipscomb University in 1952 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for 30 years including 19 years at the Raymond Elementary School. In her early teaching days, she taught in Alamo, TN and Dover, Ohio. She was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Union County Retired Teachers. She loved people and volunteered at The Gables at Green Pastures for many years. She was an avid reader, a great encourager and friend, and she never met a stranger. She loved her Lord and her favorite book was her Bible. She moved herself into Walnut Crossing Assisted Living in 2018 and quickly became a vibrant part of that community.
She is survived by two sons, Brian E. (Cathy) Thompson of Raymond and Barry D. (Becky) Thompson of Murfreesboro, TN; two daughters, Laurie (Jerry) Tucker, of Brentwood, TN and Lynda Thompson of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren: Brandon (Brittney) Thompson, Bethany Thompson, Phillip (Kaitie)Thompson, Reece Tucker, Gracie Tucker, Leah (Mark) Meadows, Loni (Mark) Perry, Lacey (Elliott) Rogers, thirteen great grandchildren, many friends, her Walnut Crossing family, especially activities director Robin Duval.
A celebration of life service is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Burial will be held privately for the family at Millcreek Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled for the family by Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville Church of Christ or a favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com