Born Feb. 2, 1931 in Akron, she was the daughter of Cecil and Clarice (Coffman) Britton.
Mrs. Thompson was a housekeeper and was employed at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna for 13 years.
She was a member of Rootstown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James; sons, James (Kathy) of Atwater and Kevin (Tammy) of Atwater; daughters, Jerri (Dennis) Summers of Rootstown, Linda (Lonnie) Pettigrew of Edinburg and Kathy Thompson of Palmyra; six grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley Weideman and Ruthie Fitzgerald, both of Rootstown. Her brother, William, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at the Rootstown United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Orion Aubihl officiating. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.