Wellsville, NY - Norma Mae Thompson, age 96, of South Brooklyn Avenue passed away on Thursday June 4, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 25, 1919 in Wellsville to Edward and Carrie Foster Wightman. On June 13, 1941 at the Christian Temple Church she married Harold G. Thompson who predeceased her on February 1, 2005 after 63 years of marriage.
Norma started school in the Proctor District’s 2 room school house. She then graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1936. Norma worked at the former Cretekos Brothers Confectionary for 8 years and later became a licensed real estate sales person working for Winters Real Estate for 10 years. Norma was a Notary Public, a Den Mother, honorary life member of the Wellsville PTA, past member of the Wellsville Woman’s Bowling Association as well as several other bowling leagues, Wellsville Grand Squares Dance Club and the Penn-NY Promenaders Camping and Dancing Club. Norma was also a member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville who enjoyed following the Detroit Tigers, the New York Giants, and the Buffalo Sabers.
Survivors include 2 sons, Douglas (Sue) Thompson of Portville and Robert (Priscilla) Thompson of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Daniel (Amy) Thompson of Little Rock, AR., Nicole Ackerman of Little Rock AR., Kelly (Jay) Smith of Wellsville and John (Hanah) Thompson of Wellsville; 7 great grandchildren, Matthew Thompson, Lindsey Buchholz, Kira Ackerman, Haeden Smith, Maddex Smith, Madison Thompson and Christopher Thompson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Norma was predeceased by her parents; her husband; 2 sisters, Hazel and Mildred Wightman; 6 brothers, Richard, Allen, Frederick, Walter, Robert and Earl Wightman.
At Norma’s request there will be no prior visitation or public funeral. The family will have a burial service in Woodlawn Cemetery at their convenience and memorials may be made to the Allegany County SPCA. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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