Ardith's Story

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Ardith Elaine Thompson of Pauls Valley passed away April 10, 2017 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years.
Ardith was born April 14, 1933 in Densmore, Kansas to Lawrence Albert and Myrtle Evelyn (Uptagrafft) Jacobson. She grew up there and came to Pauls Valley as a teenager. Ardith is a graduate of the Pauls Valley High School. She furthered her education by attending East Central State College in Ada and the Draughon's Business College in Oklahoma City.
On April 13, 1954, she and Harry Thompson were married in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Crusader's Sunday School Class. She was also active in the Mother's Study Club and the BUNCO group. They have owned and operated Sooner Home Furnishing and Radio Shack; beginning in October of 1953 when Harry started TV repair business.
She was preceded in death by her parents L.A. and Myrtle Jacobson; and brothers Max Jacobson, Gayle Jacobson and Richard Jacobson.
Surviving family include her husband of 63 years, Harry Thompson of the home; three children: Mark Thompson and wife Irmgard of Pauls Valley, Janet Story and husband Keith of Yukon, and Amy Brown and husband Mickey of Pauls Valley; four grandchildren: Amber Schompert and husband Cameron of Oklahoma City, Brian Story and wife Sarah of Edmond, Alicia Groves and husband Tyler of Pauls Valley, and Steven Brown of Edmond; seven great grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; her brother and his wife, Dean and Joy Jacobson of Pauls Valley; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Jacobson and Betty Jacobson, both of Pauls Valley.
It has been requested by the family that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Park Fund or the Church Building Fund at the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 385, Pauls Valley, OK 73075.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2 pm at First United Methodist Church, officiated by Pastor Don Griffin.
Inurnment will be at another time at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 17, 2017
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