James N. Thompson

February 9, 2024

James N. Thompson, 90, of Frankfort, died February 9, 2024 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born June 2, 1933 in Michigantown, Ind. to Lorin Waldo & Roxie Blanche (Weaver) Thompson.  He married Mary N. Edmonds on January 1, 1955 and she preceded him death in February 1982.  His companion of 38 years, Maribelle Toney Cole, preceded him in death on October 13, 2020.

James was a 1951 graduate of Michigantown High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked for Mallory’s for 41 years, retiring in 1995.  He was a member of the American Legion and was the oldest surviving member of the Moose Lodge.  He enjoyed golfing, bowling, was an avid lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs and loved spending time with his family.

Visitation and Services

Memorial visitation will be 10-11 a.m. April 5, 2024 with a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Moose Lodge #7, 2880 E. Wabash, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Daughters: Sherrie Baker of Decatur, Illinois, Tamara “Tammy” (Bob) Becker of Plattsburg, Missouri, additional family: Susan (Ed) Robinson of Frankfort, Sara (Gary) Cooper of Frankfort, Tom Cole of Frankfort, 6 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded by:

a son-in-law, Stephen Baker and a sister, Marybeth Miner.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “James N. Thompson”

  1. Dan and Karen Krueger February 11, 2024 at 5:22 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and extend our sympathy to Sherrie and the family. We so enjoyed meeting and spending time with Jim and Maribelle. We send our love and prayers for comfort in the coming days.

  2. Jim Margie Strode February 11, 2024 at 9:55 pm

    Sherry and Tammy you’re so blessed to have such a wonderful dad and friend as Jim was. If you couldn’t have fun with Jim you missed having a good time. He’s having fun upstairs know with a lot of his ole buddies and his son-in-law. He will be by many, especially his laugh was one of a kind and that’s what Mr. Jim was and a treasure of great memories. Sorry to all the family RIP.

  3. Janis & Dick February 12, 2024 at 2:03 am

    RIP Jim you were one of the best!

  4. Greg Finch February 12, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Another member of the Greatest Generation. So very sorry for your loss, Sherrie.

  5. Dennis & Susan Mills February 12, 2024 at 9:53 am

    We are so sorry for Jim’s recent passing. We enjoyed meals together, shared stories, and experienced much laughter with Jim. He always made us feel welcomed in his home and like family. What a great man! Prayers to the family at this time.

  6. Nancy Scott February 12, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Thompson’s passing. He was such a nice man. Enjoyed working for him and hearing all about the Frankfort area. He sure loved his family and friends!

  7. Steve Miner February 12, 2024 at 7:57 pm

    Uncle Jim was the jolly sort and pleasant to be around. I always enjoyed a chat with him. Job opportunities took me away from Frankfort, but on return trips to visit family, he was one of my favorite stops. I could count on a good time having a conversation with Uncle Jim. I’m sad to know those days are over!

  8. Eric Meiers February 13, 2024 at 5:58 am

    So sorry for your loss Sherrie.

  9. Millie Schwallenberg February 13, 2024 at 8:58 am


    Sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sister.

    Millie and Greg

  10. Deb Crane February 13, 2024 at 8:27 pm

    What a sweet man I was one of his caregivers from Comfort Keepers. I filled in a number of times, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing!

  11. Cassandra February 14, 2024 at 1:29 am

    I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and he was an amazing soul. Prayers and condolences to the family and friends he was truly an amazing person.

  12. Sara Curtis February 14, 2024 at 11:40 am

    Sorry for the loss of your beloved father, Sherrie. My condolences to you and all of your family.

  13. Cathy Hurless February 18, 2024 at 11:09 am

    So sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a good man.

  14. Linda Nace February 19, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My Uncle Jim was always smiling and was an inspiration to us all. I wish I could have seen more of him. Sherrie and Tammy please know that he’s in a better place now. Sending you prayers for comfort. Love, Linda (Beard) and Don Nace in Arizona

  15. Tom Rich February 27, 2024 at 5:10 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherrie and Tammy

  16. Sandy (Routh) Norris March 29, 2024 at 9:33 am

    I am so sorry for this loss. My sympathy to Sherrie & Tammy in the loss of your Dad.

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