BLANCHE M. THOMPSON
DES PLAINES - Blanche M. Thompson, 92, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Des Plaines, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2017. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harry E. Thompson, Jr. She is survived by their three children, Mark (Janet) Thompson, Randy Thompson, and Laurie (Fred) Tennyson; four grandchildren, Christine (Billy) Ashby, Clay Thompson, Kyle Tennyson, and Thea Zalabak; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah Ashby and Hannah Ashby. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Thompson. She is survived by her brother, Richard (Elaine) Tanney. Blanche was born on September 21, 1924, in Chicago. She was a longtime member of the administrative staff of Des Plaines School District 62, including service for many years as the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Des Plaines for more than 60 years. Services will be held on Friday, February 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 E. Algonquin Road in Des Plaines, Pastor Dennis Kelly officiating, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, gifts would be appreciated in Blanche's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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