WOOSTER — Loretta A. Thompson, 90, of Wooster, went home to be with her Lord, Monday morning, Sept. 24, 2012, at Wooster Community Hospital where she was surrounded by her loved ones following a period of declining health.
She was born June 24, 1922, in Vernon Village, Wyoming County, Pa., to John Silkworth and Annie Elizabeth (Huey) Cook and was a Wooster resident for the last 17 years.
She married Samuel Edward Thompson Feb. 24, 1939, in Forty-Fort, Pa. He went home to be with the Lord in November 2000.
She previously lived in the Vermillion area for close to 40 years before moving to the Mount Vernon area in 1988. She most recently attended Canaan Free Will Baptist Church in Creston. In her previous years, she was affiliated with the Foursquare Gospel Church and the Church Of God denomination. She mostly enjoyed spending time with and praying for those she knew, especially each of her family members.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her nine siblings and their spouses.
She is survived by a son, Allen (Diane) Thompson of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Eva (Ed) Taylor of Leesburg, Fla. and Lora (Milton) Ledford of Wooster; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren and another on the way; several nieces; and nephews.
Services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Dr., Wooster, with Revs. James McComas and Travis McKenzie officiating. It was her wishes for private interment to take place at the convenience of the family at Union Grove Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: the Canaan Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 12723 Cleveland Road, Creston, OH 44217.
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