Carol Marie Thompson was much admired and loved by her family. She was 74 and lived in Pella for the last year, but was previously from Britt. She peacefully passed on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in her room at WesleyLifeís Hearthstone The Cottages with family close by.
Funeral services for Carol Thompson were 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Patrickís Catholic Church, 139 3rd Street SE, Britt, with the Rev. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Britt. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrickís Catholic Church.
Carol M. Thompson was born to John H. and Dorothy M. Threlkeld on Jan. 5, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo. She moved with her family to Britt in the late 1940s. Carol attended Britt High School.
Following high school, she attended Iowa State University. Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics including her teaching certificate.
She married James A. Thompson on May 3, 1969, in Britt. Together, Jim and Carol lived in Ames; Cincinnati, Ohio; Alaska and Britt. Carol became a stay-at-home mom raising four children, Christina Carlo of Pella; Stephanie Morris of Topeka, Kan.; Douglas Thompson of Orono, Minn; and Robert Thompson of Iowa City.
She went back to work when her kids were in school and worked in Garner for Hancock County offices and finally in Algona at Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company. She was also very active in her community. She started the Home and Hearth Dinner at the Summit House Retirement Community, which was a free Christmas dinner for those with no family nearby to celebrate the holidays. Carol was active in St. Patrickís Catholic Church in Britt. Carol enjoyed international and domestic travel, including Hungary, the Czech Republic, and she traveled through Slovakia. She also visited Sweden, Italy, and spent time in Alaska and Bradenton, Fla.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, John H. Threlkeld and Dorothy M. Threlkeld.
She is survived by her brother Dennis Threlkeld and his wife Carolyn of Britt and their children, Sue (Chris) McKee and Rebecca Threlkeld; children, Christina (Timothy), Stephanie, Douglas and Robert (Angela); and grandchildren, Johnathon Carlo, Emily Carlo, Mia Thompson, Ava Jane Thompson, Evy Thompson, Caleb Salah Thompson, Riley Morris, Keegan Morris, Arianna Morris and Will Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the West Hancock Scholarship and Loan Fund.