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FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014
PAID OBITUARY STUMPFF FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY
Teresa Lynne Thompson Obituary (deceased May 27, 2014)
Teresa Lynne Thompson was born March 8, 1963 in Rolla, Missouri to R.J. and Joyce Thompson. She passed away in Tulsa, OK, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, surrounded by family and friends, following a long illness. Terri began her education in 1968 at the Missouri School for the Deaf, moved with her parents to Virginia for a short time before moving to South Dakota, where she graduated from the South Dakota School for the Deaf. After one year at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. she moved to Houston, Texas and engaged in several employments in both Texas and Florida, where she continued her education and developed her professional commitment to social work in service to the handicapped community. She then moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where she received her bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University. Terri became very involved in both the Bartlesville and Tulsa deaf communities, organizing and participating in many events. At the time of her passing she was enrolled at Langston University in Tulsa seeking her Master's degree in sociology and counseling. Throughout her life, she developed many friends and professional colleagues. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce, her brother, Kevin, and her grandparents. She is survived by her parents, R.J. and Mary Thompson, Sioux Falls, SD, siblings Troy Thompson, Bartlesville, OK; Sara Ferreira (Nick), Gilbert, AZ; Keith Thompson (Ashley), Sioux Falls, SD; Kelly Thompson (Elizabeth), Minneapolis, MN; and seven nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory
1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in The Argus Leader on May 31, 2014