Darleen Emrich Thompson (Sign Guestbook)

Darleen Emrich Thompson, age 91 of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on August 16, 2017. Darleen was a former resident of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Darleen was preceded in death by husband, Wayne Thompson and son-in-law Michael Perkins. She is survived and will always be missed by daughters, Carol (Pat) Lennon of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Doris Perkins of Jefferson City, Tennessee and Debbie Redmond of Corryton, Tennessee; granddaughters, Stacey (Mike) Irvine of Clive, Iowa, Kelsie (Mark) Van Gorkom of Ankeny, Iowa, Mackenzie Lennon of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sydney (Kent) Flynn of Knoxville, Tennessee and Samantha (Bryan) Knowles of Knoxville, Tennessee; great-children Andrew and Matthew Irvine, Brinlee Van Gorkom, Maryah McDonald, Lila and Kori Flynn, Beckett Knowles, and twin great-grandsons due in December; sister, Audrey Watson of West Des Moines, Iowa and sister-in-law Shirley Thompson of Afton, Iowa. Special thanks to Courtyard Continuum for their wonderful care and kindness shown, especially Amy, Brittney and Gail.

The family  will celebrate her life privately as she wished.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Thompson family and invites you view and sign their online guestbook below.


25 guestbook entries for “Darleen Emrich Thompson”:

  1. Teresa Knowles says:

    Your family is in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

  2. Ginni Foust says:

    Thoughts, prayers, & Hugs.
    Ginni, Frank, Will, Jim, Becky Foust

  3. Ginni Foust says:

    You are in our thoughts & prayers. Hugs!
    Ginni, Frank, Will, Jim, Becky Foust

  4. Pam Anderson says:

    Thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone of you. She was a very special lady. Treasure your memories. Love to all of you.
    Pam, Cecil and Trey

  5. Sherry Russell says:

    What a special lady!!! Sending love and prayers for all of you!

  6. George and Vicki Van De Griff says:

    Debbie, Sam, Syd

    Thinking and praying for you guys during this difficult time. She was a great lady. Always a pleasure to be around .

    George and Vicki

  7. Darla Leonard says:

    Lost another Mother. Your mom and dad were so good to me. I will always remember their kindness. Prayers abound.

  8. Jack Grandgeorge says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  9. Linda Flynn says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. She was a great lady! We Love you all! Linda and Sam

  10. Linda Rossow says:

    Carol and family – sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be surrounded by friends and family to remember your mom and feel the presence of God. Linda (Ruge) Rossow FDSH68

  11. Sam & Linda Hartman says:

    Carol & Family – we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  12. Bruce and Georgeann Morrison says:

    So sorry for your loss Carol and the entire family – our deepest condolences to everyone.

  13. Deb (Carr) Stockey says:

    Darleen fed me lunch when Carol and I came home during the day from elementary school for lunch hour. My Mom was working and Darleen was always so kind to me. I will always remember her with gratitude.

  14. Pam (Hughes) Cline says:

    Thoughts and prayers coming your way. There is no one quite like your mom and its hard to be without them. Praying God will comfort you during this time and the days ahead.

  15. Martha Miller says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have your Mom all these years, and she was blessed to have you. I hope you find peace and strength in your faith and memories of her. You are in my prayers.

  16. Frank Wiewel says:

    You are blessed to have had your mom live to 91 years old.

  17. Jim and Mary Ann Slocum says:

    So sorry to here this. Such a classy lady from the greatest generation.

  18. Dale & Janet Hearn says:

    Janet and I are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Bonnie Abel Grawey says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Carol. My prayers for you and your family are with you. Thinking of you, knowing how close you all were. God is watching over you.

  20. Tim Witt says:

    Deb, Syd & Sam,

    I just saw this when I was posting to the wife of a former co-worker and friend from TVA. My condolences and prayers.


  21. John Kimak says:

    Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a warm and caring lady. I know she will be missed by your entire family. God bless.

    John Kimak

    • Doris says:

      Thank you, John, She always enjoyed her time with your mom so much. I can still hear them laughing heartily. Good memories.

  22. Carol says:

    Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to leave a message. Great family and friends bring happiness in this time of sadness. Love to all of you.
    Carol Thompson Lennon

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