In loving memory of

Helen Thompson
March 25, 1938 - March 25, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Helen Irene Thompson went to her heavenly home, peacefully surrounded by family, on her 82nd birthday.

She was born on March 25, 1938, in Letts, Iowa, to Orville and Irene Ash. She was one of eleven children. Helen married Eugene "Mick" Thompson on February 17, 1957. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made out to the Muscatine Humane Society or Chapel of Praise in Muscatine.

She was a homemaker while her daughters were young, and then worked at the Muscatine Police Department for twenty years before retiring. She had three daughters, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren whom she loved very much. She was an avid Chicago Bulls and Elvis fan. She enjoyed going to the casino and doing jigsaw puzzles. She found great joy in making her famous potato salad and rhubarb pie for everyone to enjoy. She loved spending time with animals. She also loved watching her granddaughter, Taylor, play softball as well as her great grandson, Riley, play baseball.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sherry (Mike) Seright, Gina Cunningham, and Susan (Craig) Carey; her four grandchildren, Nicole Watson, Kelly Cunningham, Dustin Purvis, and Taylor (Joel) Carey-Murdock; several great grandchildren; siblings; and special friend, Dave Wisniewski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Mick" Thompson; her parents; and two brothers, David and Marv.


Ruby Knight wrote on Mar 27, 2020:

"Gina. I will never forget the laugh, smile a d childlike glee she expressed when Dennis gave her the huge box of chocolates and told her not to share them. She was a wonderful lady in all wsys and always will be missed"

Ruby Knight wrote on Mar 27, 2020:

"Gina and family. I did not know Helen well buy totally enjoyed our times together. She is and will be missed. I will never forget the total joy she expressed verbally but moreso thru her smile, laugh and childlike glee when my husband, Dennis gabe her the huge box of chocolates and told her she did not have to share. May all of you know and belive she is always with you, loving and guiding you thru this life. Ruby Knight"

Lisa Wertzbaugher wrote on Mar 27, 2020:

"Sherry and All, I'm so sorry for this loss. Helen was a wonderful human being. I'm so glad I was privileged to meet her. Lisa Wertzbaugher "

Jennie and Mickey Wilson wrote on Mar 26, 2020:

"Helen was a wonderful friend and co-worker. The family is in our prayers. Jennie and Mickey Wilson "

Paul and Heidi Anderson wrote on Mar 26, 2020:

"Sherry, Mike, Susan and Craig we are so sorry for your loss. All of the family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Gary Coderoni wrote on Mar 26, 2020:

"I had the distinct pleasure and honor to work with Helen everyday for almost 20 years. She was a wonderful, kind and caring person. She will be missed by everyone and forgotten by no one. Gary R. Coderoni "

Ma Bolen wrote on Mar 26, 2020:

""Father God, please be with Susan, Craig and all the family during this time. Allow them to lean on each other, knowing You are holding them ALL in Your arms. Let them feel their CMA family, throughout the world, holding them up to You in prayer, until they are able to walk beside us once again. In our precious Savior's name, Jesus Christ. Amen.' Love, prayers and hugs, Ma Bolen, CMA."

barb baker wrote on Mar 25, 2020:

"i remember the time we went to vegas we entered a slot tournant and had a balli really enjoyed the days we shared togetherlove you helen "