Jane Ann (Crimmel) Thompson
1938 - 2021
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Jane Ann Crimmel Thompson, most recently of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021.  Born on December 16, 1938, in Hartford City, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late John Richard Crimmel and Ann Elizabeth Gough Crimmel Kelly.  She graduated from Hartford City High School and went on to college at Gulf Park College in Mississippi and finished with a BA in Mathematics at Indiana University in 1960. She married Samuel Richard Thompson, MD in 1961 and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan.   In 1962, their daughter was born and after completing residency, they moved to Millington, Tennessee with the Navy in 1965-1967.  They moved back to Indiana and lived in Marion for 6 years and then moved to Fort Wayne in 1972.  Sam passed away in 2014 and she moved to Jacksonville, Florida to live with her daughter in 2018. While in Indiana, Jane loved to entertain and was part of bridge groups, hosted many dinner parties and was a fabulous cook. They also had a home on Clear Lake, near Angola, and made life-long friends with neighbors there. While in Fort Wayne, she ran her husbands' ophthalmic office and they considered their loyal employees part of their family. She also belonged to the Delta Gamma Sorority, was a member of the Pine Valley Country Club and Summit Club, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, served on the Philharmonic Society and was President of the Fort Wayne Medical Auxillary.  One of her favorite memories was serving with Sam on the host committee for the Fort Wayne Sister Cities.  They were honored to represent the city with others in Takaoka, Japan and stayed with a host family there. Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Samuel R Thompson, MD.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen Ann Thompson Zambetti and Douglas Stephen Reber along with Karen's daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Zambetti and fiancé John Anthony Medina, Jr in Tallahassee and Emily Zambetti Goodwyn and her husband Christopher Michael Goodwyn of Jacksonville, Florida. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 17 10:00 am -1:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Entombment is in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Memorial donations may be given to the PEO Chapter HA (supporting women's education) 9088 Kings Colony Road, Jacksonville, Fl. 32257 or Feed the Poor 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. For online condolences please visit www.mccombandsons.com.

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Published in Hartford City News Times from Feb. 22 to Mar. 3, 2021.
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