She was a retired bus driver for the Marshall County School System. She was a member of the Vanzora Baptist Church and loved to do mission work.
She is survived by her children, Karon Holley and husband Lendell of Benton; Mayrene Fox and husband Ronnie of Eddyville; Thomas Thompson and wife Shannon of Benton; Luann Willie and husband Brett of Mayfield; and Orvel Thompson and wife Heather of Grand Rivers; brother Gary Cole of Greensboro, N.C.; sister Mary Lue Cole of Lone Oak; 10 grandchildren, Kara Hamby, Aaron Holley, Hannah Fox, Paige Story, Shane Story, Cali Ann Thompson, Tiffani Stamper, Lauren Bouland, Austin Thompson and Chase Thompson; and five great-grandchildren, Lily Hamby, Lia Hamby, Shayden Stallins, Camron Bouland and Cayson Stamper.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Earlie Green Thompson; one sister, Alva Lou Cole; one brother, Gerald Cole and her parents were, Orvey Cole and Lorene Thomasson Cole.
The funeral was Saturday, Feb. 9, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Bro. Terry Mathis and Bro. Shannon Benefiel officiated. Burial was in Shemwell Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P. O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961. Condolences may be left online at www.filbeckcannking.com.