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Woodburn Missionary Church
Monday January 20th, 2014
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Woodburn Missionary Church
Tuesday January 21st, 2014

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Viola May Thompson

Viola May Thompson, 96, of Woodburn passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne.

Viola was born in Spencer, Iowa on May 15, 1917, a daughter of the late Christine A. (Amelsberg) and John H. Sonius.

She was an instructor at Warner Beauty College & a seamstress at Federspiel Draperies and a member of Woodburn Missionary Church.

Viola married Russell Thompson on Dec. 31, 1947. Russell died Oct. 26, 1989.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Nancy (Bob) Hoeppner of Woodburn, Joanne (Doug) Neuenschwander of Berne & Norman (Susan) Thompson of Angola; sister, Ruth Drill of Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren.

Viola was also preceded in death by her brothers, Henry & Elmer Sonius.

Her funeral service is  at 10 am on Tuesday, January 21st,  with viewing one hour prior at Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Rd, Woodburn, where viewing is also Monday, 4-8 pm.
She will be laid to rest at Scipio Cemetery.

Memorials are to the church.

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         I am so sorry for the passing of your mother. I know how much you all will miss her, but think of all the memories that you have. You will always have those and that will keep her alive and with you always. Many prayers and much love I send you and your family during this time. Take care and God's blessings to you all.

Tammi Hake

Tammi Hake Jan 20 2014 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss.  I know how much you loved your mom. I wanted to come to the viewing tonight, but I've been sick and thought it best to stay home. I just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you and your family. Love you lots.


Jamie Stroud Jan 20 2014 12:00 AM

NANCY and families You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.She will be missed by all who New her. My prayers are with you..  Carol and Jim Goeglein

Carol Goeglein Jan 20 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy, Joanne, and Norm,

We were sadden to hear of Aunt Viola's passing.  She was a special and wonderful Aunt and was full of hugs and love for everyone.  Once she got a hold of you, you never forgot it.  She will always be remembered.

With Deepest Sympathy,
John and Mary Gunka

John & Mary Gunka Jan 19 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy, Joanne, and Norman,

Our prayers for God's comfort are with you.  We have
fond memories of much laughter when Viola was around.
Mom (Vivian Beerbower) loved your mother very much.

Vicki, Ned, and Matt Beerbower

Vicki Beerbower Jan 19 2014 12:00 AM

Viola Thompson Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bud and Ruth Watson Family

Bud Watson Family Jan 18 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy and Joanne,
     You have our deepest sympathy.  Losing a parent is never easy, even though your mother is enjoying Heaven.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
     With Sympathy and Love,
David & Lynette

David & Lynette Getz Jan 17 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy, Joanne, and Norman-
We, along with our family, will always remember your mother as a fun loving, check pinching, full of laughter wonderful aunt.  Your mother and me (Terry) always thought of each other on our birthdays as they were one day apart. I will always remember her on my remaining birthdays. She was able to light up the room with her smile and laughter.  She will be remembered with love and a smile.  Please know you and your family will be kept in our prayers during this difficult time.

With Love,

Terry and Linda Thompson
Dan and Denise Thompson
Mike Thompson
Mitch Thompson
Ted and Sara Brauer
Shawn and Jennifer Alberding

Terry & Linda Thompson Jan 17 2014 12:00 AM