Mrs. Thompson was a retired registered nurse, who had later worked at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville for 15 years. She was a member of St. Henry’s Parish, Belleville, IL, where she was a member of the mixed choir. Mary was also a member of the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale and the Readers Theater.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, John M. Thompson, whom she married on May 22, 1954, and who died on December 8, 1978; her parents, Thomas L. and Arlynn K., nee Pulsing, Hubert; two brothers, William Hubert and Thomas L. Jr. (JoAnn) Hubert, and a brother-in-law, Wilfred Burnham.
Surviving are five daughters and a son, Kathy A. (James) Landolt of St. Louis, MO,
Mary Lynne (Keith) Jackson of Villa Ridge, MO,
Cindy E. (Bill) Fuhrmann of Swansea, IL,
Susan K. (Tom) Davis of Belleville, IL,
Jill M. (Dan) O’Donnell of Belleville, IL,
and John M. Thompson of St. Jacob, IL;
11 grandchildren, Luke and M. Anna Landolt,
Robert and Christopher Jackson,
Jamie (Alex) Heuer, William “BJ” Fuhrmann,
Michelle and John Davis,
Mary Kathleen O’Donnell,
and Mia and Sophia Thompson;
two sisters-in-law, Delma Burnham and Dolores (Richard) Sullivan;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
I am sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of meeting you all long ago in the summer of 1962. Your Mother & Grandmother was especially kind. I will treasure those days always. Love to you all, your cousin, Bob
Robert J. Stewart, Elkins, West Virginia, 26241
I was so sorry to hear if Mary Carolyn’s passing. I was the flower girl in her wedding and remember it well. But more then that, I remember telling Mary Carolyn that Aunt Arlynn and my Mother,
Willetta Stewart, were hosting a surprise shower for her. Boy did I catch heck for that. She came in the back door when she was expected to come in the front. Sweet memories of all the time spent with her, Jack and all the Huberts when I was in second grade. We won’t go into how long ago that was. I will so miss her annual Christmas card and note with all the coming and goings of the year within her family. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed rest assured.
Nancy Logan, cousin
Nancy Logan, McKinney, TX, 75070
To the Thompson Family,
Please accept our condolences on the death of your mother. Will never forget the entire Thompson family from the Ivy Hills subdivision. Also will never forget your mother and her sweet and upbeat personality. Good luck to all of you, her offspring.
Les and Marie Weissert
Les Weissert, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243
We are so sorry about the passing of your mother. She had quite a remarkable life. May those memories help you in the coming days. You are in our prayers.
Brenda & Dale Sondag, Belleville, Illinois, 62226
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great person, neighbor and friend to many. You are all in my prayers.
Debra Riechoff Wilke, Belleville , IL, 62226
So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My mom and sister lived with your Gramdma, Grandpa and your mom when they lived in East St. Louis. She was always gentle and kind to us and will be missed by the Stewarts. God Bless.
Kenneth Richard Stewart, Westlake Village, CA, 91362
What a beautiful picture of Mary. I will always remember her this way. She was a good friend with a lovely voice, always on key. St Henry Choir will miss her. I miss her.
Kathleen DuMontier, Belleville, IL, 62223
I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers will be of you and your family through the coming days and months.
Barbara J. Dyar, Greenville, IL, 62246
Please accept my sympathy I worked at St Pauls with your Mom and always enjoyed stories about her family Dianne Thomure
Dianne Thomure, Millstadt, IL, 62260
Aunt Mary Carolyn was a kind, loving, and quiet lady. I remember her as having an excellent disposition. When I was a delivery boy for Uncle Jack, the late afternoon route always included swinging by my Aunt’s house to pick up his dinner. She took very good care of her family and her husband. I am sure she has received her eternal reward for life well lived. Rest in Peace Aunt Mary Carolyn. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Burnham, Newcastle, WA, 98059