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August 17, 1926 - July 8, 2021
Valda “Val” M. Thompson, 94 of Lima, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021, at her home.
Val was born August 17, 1926 in Deedsville, IN, to Paul and Gladys (Bonham) Buck, who preceded her in death. On July 18, 1945 she married Dr. Rex Thompson, Sr., who preceded her in death on January 30, 2005.
Val attended Marion High School in Marion, IN and was the office manager for Lima Family Chiropractic until she retired in 1996. She was a member of La Sertoma and an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was involved with United Methodist Women, Bible Study Group and Body Recall. Val was an avid gardener with beautiful roses and a wonderful baker; her pies were amazing. Most of all, her family was her top priority; she loved spending time with them, cooking for them and caring for them. Val was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie S. Thompson; daughter-in-law, Glenda Thompson; grandchildren, Christine Thompson, Jessica (Eddie) Loyed, Daniel (Angie) Thompson, Stephanie Rader, Chad Switzer, Suzanne Switzer, Holly Yoh and Susan Thompson; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and another on the way.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sons, Rex E. Thompson, Jr. and Brett A. Thompson; brothers, Bud L. Buck, Richard P. Buck, Charles N. Buck and Donald D. Buck; sister, JoAnn Weitzel and her grandsons, Gerald Thompson and Alexander Yoh.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES – SHAWNEE CHAPEL with Pastor Megan Croy to officiate the service. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or St. Rita’s Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.