Joan Humphrey Thompson, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born in McLean County on September 1, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Carter and Maurine Troutman Humphrey, married George W. Thompson in 1950, and moved to Owensboro when George was employed with Texas Gas Transmission Corporation. Mrs. Thompson was a charter member of Bellevue Baptist Church and was very active in church activities. She held various responsibilities including Life Group Director, teacher, chair member, Kindergarten teacher, and served on various committees. She loved flowers and provided them for services and decorated the church for special events. She also planned and coordinated numerous weddings. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Thompson in 1995; a brother, Gerald Humphrey; sisters, Judy Worth and Laquita Yeiser Alvey; and a son-in-law, Don Raines.
Surviving are her daughters, Melanie Raines of Owensboro and Nanette (Dr. Jay) Beard of Henderson; grandchildren, Andrew (Shannon) Raines of Owensboro, Emilie (Tim) Haysley of Ft Carson, CO, Christina Raines of Owensboro, and Lauren Beard of Henderson; great-grandchildren, Mallory Raines, Natalie Raines, Audrey Raines, Madelyn Haysley, Caroline Whitaker, and Brayden Beard; and several nieces and nephews. .
Services are 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Dr. Greg Faulls officiating. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 until funeral time on Monday.
A special thanks to the staff and residents of Riverside Care for their great care and compassion.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bellevue Baptist Church.
Memories and condolences for the family of Joan Thompson may be shared at www.glenncares.com