News and Tribune

October 14, 2012

Therica ‘Marie’ [Jennings] Thompson

69; longtime New Albany resident

— Therica “Marie” (Jennings) Thompson, 69, a long-time resident of New Albany, entered into Heaven on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, after an almost seven-year battle against cancer.

She retired as a registered nurse for the University of Louisville Hospital Pediatrics Unit. Marie was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Walker and Lillian (Snider) Jennings; brother, Howard Jennings; and grandson, Terry Thompson. 

She is survived by her devoted husband of 18 years, Paul Thompson; children, Thomas Lee Reeder (Susan), Edward Louis Reeder (Lori), Tonda Kaye Reeder (Al Orduno, Jr.), Jennie Linn Huffman (Joseph), Regina Louise Disponett (David); step-daughter, Missy Withers (Timothy); sisters, Juanita Spears, Alverna Falb; brother, Rick Jennings (Barb); grandchildren, Nina, Jacob (Heather), Thomas, Craig, Samantha, Alex, James, Dillon, Jessica, Abby; and great-granddaughter, Morgan.

Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Monday,  at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany, with cremation to follow according to Marie’s wishes.

Marie also wanted to share special heartfelt thanks for the exceptional and loving care she received from Dr. Dev and her wonderful staff. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Care Center of Southern Indiana.