CAPE CORAL, Fla.– Dorothy H. Thompson, 89, of Ft. Myers, Fla. passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011, under the kind, caring hands at Hope Hospice.
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She was born to the late Floyd and Elsie Harley, February 8, 1922, in Oberlin, Ohio. She married the late Harold Thompson in 1939 in Oberlin, where they resided until moving to Ft. Myers in 1980. Dorothy graduated from Oberlin High School in 1939 and was a long time employee of The Co-op Bookstore in Oberlin. Dorothy loved traveling, beachcombing for shells, bird watching and painting. She enjoyed playing cards, attending weekly luncheons and various social events with her friends. She was forever giving with her warm smile and big hugs.
Dorothy is survived by three children: daughter, Jane M. Fore of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sons, Paul A. of New London, OH and LaBelle, Fla., and David H. of Strongsville, OH; sister, Deanna Gottschling of Mesa, AZ; brother, Dean Harley of Axtell, KS; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are being handled by The National Cremation Society. Memorial services will be held a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Condolences may be offered at www.nationalcremation.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Sept. 20, 2011