Obit: Shirley Thompson, 82, Scottville.

December 18, 2014
Shirley Thompson

Shirley Thompson

Shirley M. Thompson aged 82 of Scottville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home.  Shirley was born on May 19, 1932, the daughter of Harry E. and Lydia (Schimke) Feldhak of Onekema, and graduated from Onekema High School with the class of 1950.  On August 15, 1953, she married Charles Thompson in Onekema, and they celebrated 44 years together before Charlie preceded her in death in 1997.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister Lois Baker.

Shirley worked as the secretary for Mason County Central Middle School for 28 years, and was a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  As Charlie was a businessman in Scottville and involved in many civic organizations, Shirley was always by his side supporting him in his activities.  She loved to play cards and rarely missed playing with her bridge club, enjoyed searching for rare finds at yard sales, and looked forward to spending winters in Haines City, Florida with her friends.

Shirley will be greatly missed by her sons William “Bill” Thompson of Scottville, and Dennis and Wendy Thompson of Ludington, her grandchildren Kendall R. Thompson of Scottville, Charles Thompson and his fiancée Mattea Bissell of Ludington, Jason Thompson currently studying law at the Penn University in Philadelphia, Rachael Hansen, and Joshua Thompson both of Ludington, her great-grandson Daniel Horsley, her brother-in-law Robert Baker, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held for Shirley at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 20 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville, with Rev. James Schroeder officiating.  Burial will take place at Brookside Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, and on Saturday from 12:00 noon until time of services at the church.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan – Mason County.

Please visit Shirley’s personal memory page at to leave a tribute of Shirley for her family, or to light a candle in her memory.

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