BROOKFIELD, Ohio – JoAnn R. Thompson, of Brookfield, Ohio, gracefully went to sleep at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2016, while a patient at the Hospice House, Poland, Ohio, following an extended illness. She was 82.
Ms. JoAnn was born at home in Masury, Ohio, on December 8, 1934, a daughter to Harold & Anna Jane (Eckley) Suttles, Sr.
After graduating from Brookfield High School in 1952, she married her sweetheart, a gentleman by the name of Robert L. Thompson. Together they started a family and born to this union were four sons, Robert, Jr., David, Jeffrey and Scott.
In addition to being a homemaker for her young family, she worked side-by-side with her husband to create their insurance business legacy.
Her memberships included Brookfield United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star #518, Hartford, Ohio, VFW Ladies Golf League and “Tammie’s Swingers” at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, both in Hermitage, Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley Lincoln Club.
In her spare time, she enjoyed golfing, sincerely loved gambling, especially the “penny slots” and her work opening and distributing the mail at Gibson Insurance Agency everyday was her sanctuary. However, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandkids, pleased her immensely.
She is survived by her boys, Robert L. Thompson, Jr. (Dawn), Hubbard, Ohio, David A. Thompson (Beverly Madonio), Rootstown, Ohio, Jeffrey L. Thompson, Mineral Ridge, Ohio and D. Scott Thompson, Masury; her 11 grandchildren, Lauren, Bob III, Abbey, Annie, Amber, Andrew, Ashley, Tristan, Tanner, Tyler and Tori; her seven great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews too.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Bob, whom she married on November 21, 1953, he passed on October 18, 2008 and by her brothers, Willard, Harold, Jr. and Gordon Suttles.
A time of gathering in Mrs. Thompson’s honor will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Briceland Funeral Service, located on the historic village green at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. An O.E.S. funeral rite will conclude our evening.
On Friday, January 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., a celebration of life service will be held in the Brookfield United Methodist Church, located at 6951 Grove Street.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy and memorial contributions may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice House (or) the Brookfield United Methodist Church, both c/o the funeral home.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, January 25 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.