Ringling - Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Dean Thompson, 88 of Ringling are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Ringling with Rev. Mike Johnston officiating. Interment will follow to Hewitt Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Gray Funeral Home in Ringling.
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Lois Dean, daughter of Louie Leona and Haskell Loyd Henderson, was born October 21, 1932, in Wilson, OK. She departed from this life on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Waurika, OK.
Lois married J.R. Thompson on January 31, 1949, and to this union seven children were born. Lois was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband in his business. She loved quilting, sewing, painting, and embroidery; she loved to give away her crafts for free, bringing joy to those around her. She was an avid fisherman and often fished off of Roosevelt bridge over Lake Texoma with her children. She loved cooking and always had lots of leftovers to feed anyone that happened to stop by. She spoiled her grandchildren at Christmas, Easter, and birthdays when they were young; she realized they didn’t care what they got, they just wanted lots of presents.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.R. on May 1, 1989; daughter, Janice Faye Thompson on April 21, 1957; brothers, Orvel Whitaker and Larry Joe Henderson; great grandson, James Dilan Stepp; son in law, Jerry Stepp; granddaughter, Michelle Morgan.
Lois is survived by her children, Leona Stepp of Stillwater, Albert Thompson and wife Mary of Ringling, Wanda Long and husband Danny of Wichita Falls, TX, Linda Beaird and husband Andy of Healdton, Kenneth Thompson and wife Vanita of Loco, and James Thompson and fiance Pamela of Ringling; sister, Hattie Mauldin of El Reno; brother, Jerry Henderson of Fox; 7 grandchildren, Larry Stepp and wife April, Rene` Cargile and husband Kevin, Michael Thompson and wife April, Kimberly Long, Brandon Thompson and wife Kelli, Casey Thompson, and James Thompson, II; great grandchildren, Rusty Stepp and wife Rebecca, Dean Stepp and wife Codee, Audra Stepp, Josh and Riley Cargile, Tomi and Abby Thompson, Cheyenne, Cherokee and James R. Thompson, Sparrow and Oliver Thompson; great great grandchildren, Benjamin and Logan Stepp, and Timber and Weston Stepp; numerous nieces and nephews and by a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Mauldin, Stanley Whitaker, Coby Whitaker, Kerry Henderson, Jay Williams, and Alan Thompson.
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