Shirley Mae Thompson
  • Born on: September 20, 1940
  • Departed on: September 3, 2018
  • Resided in: Marion, IA

Shirley Mae Thompson

Shirley Mae Thompson, 77, of Marion passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Visitation will be held 10 am 1 hour prior to service at First United Methodist Church in Marion.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church in Marion (5050 REC Drive Marion).  Iowa Cremation is caring for Shirley and her family.

Shirley Mae Camp was born on September 20, 1940; the daughter of Joseph and Celia (Hartson) Camp. Shirley was united into marriage on November 11, 1961 to Rod Thompson.  She worked as a secretary then dispatcher at Cedar Rapids City Bus and then General Operations Manager at Linn County Lifts.  She volunteered her time with the St. Luke’s Gift Shop, The Nature Center, and Shueyville United Methodist Church as a district officer with the United Methodist Women, and with the American Legion Auxiliary.  Shirley enjoyed traveling and loved to go on bird-watching walks wherever she traveled. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Lewis Mottinger, Gilbert (Diane) Camp and Frank (Evelyn) Camp. 

Left to cherish Shirley’s memories are her husband, Rod Thompson of Marion; two children, Brian (Shelly) Thompson and Brenda (Ken) Hollinger; three grandchildren, Brett Thompson, Ian Hollinger and Nolan Hollinger and two brothers, Dale (Nancy) Camp and Richard Camp. 

Memorials may be directed to Milestones Adult Day Health Center, (a program of Aging Services), 1725 O Avenue NW in Shirley’s name.
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