CENTERBURG — Grace Yvonne Thompson, 71, of Centerburg passed away Monday, June 14, 2010, with her loving family by her side.
She was born May 19, 1939, in Mount Vernon, to Irvin and Edith (Hall) Conkle. Grace was a member of the Centerburg Christian Church and married Cecil “Johnny” Thompson in 1956.
Grace was a loving and devoted wife and wonderful mother who raised five children, continuing her family values through the love of her grandchildren. She will be eternally missed by her family and friends.
Grace is survived by four sons, Doug (Becky) Thompson of Centerburg, Randy (Debbie) Thompson of Fredericktown, Jeff Thompson of Sunbury and Alan (Jennifer) of Mount Vernon; and one daughter, Kim Schwartz of Mount Vernon. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Jennie (Jason), Jessie (Chris), Josh, Joey, Corrissa (Brian), Brittany, Chase; and canine “granddaughter,” Imme. She had six great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Nathaniel, Trevor, Dillon, Lilly and Alayna Grace. She has one surviving sister, Pearl (Bernie) Mortimer of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil “Johnny” Thompson; four brothers, Ralph, Harold, Carl and Larry; four sisters, Leota Baker, Mae Albert, Jean Albert and Mabel Albert.
Friends may call Wednesday, June 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where services will be held Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl Hankins will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends, if they wish, may contribute to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.