JERSEYVILLE – Mary Katherine “Kay” Thompson, 82, passed away at 2:11 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Jerseyville Manor.
She was born on December 14, 1937 in Eldred and was the daughter of the late William Oscar and Vera Alice (Simpson) Dotson.
Kay married Ernest Joseph Thompson on February 1, 1964 in Jerseyville and for over 30 years they worked alongside each other owning and operating Thompson Farm Tiling, prior to their retirement in 1995.
Throughout Joe and Kay’s 51 years of marriage, they enjoyed camping, snowmobiling and traveling the country on their motorcycle. They traveled often with their friends and family and treasured the memories they were able to create along the way.
Kay never met a stranger and her friends and family brought so much joy to her life. Her nurturing spirit had a way of drawing you in and by knowing her, you had a friend for life.
Surviving are two children, Debbie Thompson of East Alton; a son, Bob Thompson; three grandchildren, Melissa and Jason Corzine of Alton; Tara Bode of Bethalto and Stephanie Douglas of Nevada; two great grandchildren, Bryson Bode and Karsyn Corzine; a brother and sister in-law, David and Zonya Blackorby of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Alice Bock of Godfrey and Dorothy Ahring of Perry, Missouri; a brother in-law, Earl Fenstermaker of Jerseyville; a sister in-law, Rosemary Dotson of Jerseyville; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Leon James Blackorby; two sons, Kenneth W. Douglas and Joseph Grant Thompson; two brothers, William Dotson and Kenneth Blackorby; three sisters, Linda Blackorby, Pamela Fenstermaker and Karen Blackorby; as well as two brother in-law’s, Charles “Chuck” Bock and Larry Strickler.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Sonny Renken will officiate.
Due to current State of Illinois mandates, occupancy is limited to 50 people at a time inside the funeral home. Masks must be work and social distancing practiced.
Kay will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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