Mrs. Thompson worked as a telegraph operator for Western Union. She also worked in sales at Dollus Brothers and Famous Barr. Mrs. Thompson served as president of the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She spent 33 years volunteering for the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. She also served 3 years as the chairwoman of Belleville Elks Ladies Committee.
She was preceded in death by a son, Louis “Benji” Thompson; her parents, Ernest O. and Barbara J., nee Ehrhold, Mueller; six brothers, Stan A. Mueller, Bill L. Mueller, Mike Mueller, Ernie T. Mueller, Wayne A. (Jen) Mueller, and Paul C. (JoAnn) Mueller; and a sister, Barbara A. Alberti.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Paul S. Thompson, whom she married on January 17, 1959;
her children, Barbara C. (Sam) Chatman, Mimi E. (Calvin) Hyde, Cecilia L. (Chuck) Barbaglia, and Paul J. (Linda White) Thompson;
and five grandchildren, Nicholas and Andrew Barbaglia, Trey and Abigail Chatman, and Joseph White.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, and from 8 to 9:40 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.