Betty Thompson, 78

Betty "Irene" Thompson, 78, of Wabash, died at 10:10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at her home.

She was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Joe and Merle (Hubbard) Campbell.

Irene married James H. Thompson Jr. in Wabash on April 1, 1992. 

She was a homemaker and worked at one time at the Wabash Inn.  She was a member of the Wabash Christian Heritage Church.  She enjoyed playing bingo and bowling and especially loved her grandkids. 

She is survived by her husband, James H. Thompson, Jr. of Wabash; three children, Jerry Light of Wabash, Tina (David) Marks of Lagro, and Artie Light of Wabash, step-son, Michael Thompson of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, Jerry Copeland, Kari Ballard, Johnnie Light, and Shawn Light, all of Wabash, Brittany Light of Fort Wayne, Joshua Aluds of Seattle, Wash., Jacob Aluds of Peru,  Andrew Marks of Wabash, Haley Baldwin of Shipshewana, Tore' Light of Michigan, Evan Light, Jade Light, and Harrison Light, all of Wabash; several great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Adrian (Leona) Campbell of Wabash, David Campbell, Nancy (Darvin) Shortridge, and Lynne (Steve) Boyd, all of Prestonsburg. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and her grandson, Chris Light.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Nov 21