Louise Thompson Sawyer, 83

Posted on January 14, 2013

Louise Thompson Sawyer, 83, of Bluffton, passed at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Christian Care Retirement Community. 
Louise was born in Ashland, Ky. on March 1, 1929, to William and Anna (McDowell) Thompson.  She married Jonnny McClure (Charles) Thompson in 1946 who preceded her in death in 1989.  She married Tommy F. Sawyer on July 30, 1997; he survives. 
Louise loved life and lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed family, friends, music and  the outdoors. She was a member of the American Legion Post 111 Auxiliary and Moose Lodge. Louise worked at Cooper Community Care as a Qualified Medical Assistant until retirement in 1990. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Steven (Cheryl) Thompson and Paul (Victoria) Thompson, both of Huntington; two daughters, Deb (Rod) Mossburg of Liberty Center, and Tammy Sumwalt of Geneva; one stepdaughter, Pam (Terry) Liddy of Bluffton; three stepsons, Dave (Charlotte) Sawyer of Balbec, Jeff Sawyer of Bluffton, and Mike (Lisa) Sawyer of Indianapolis; two daughters-in-law, Connie Thompson of Keystone, and Harriett Thompson of Ossian; one brother, Everett (Marty) Thompson of Armand Beach Fla.; four sisters, Peggy Beys of Inverness, Fla, Donna (Barney) Creamer of Inverness, Fla., Beulah Murphy of Bluffton, and Janet Kleinknight of Bluffton; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, John Thompson; two brothers, Bob Thompson and Bill Thompson; and by a sister, Ruth Bailey.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Thoma/Rich Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home. A service celebrating Louise’s life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with certified funeral celebrant Jeff Lemler officiating. 
Preferrerd memorials are to the family. 
Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.

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