Mary Thompson, 81, of Mitchell, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Bittner Funeral Chapel with burial at Milltown Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 PM prayer service.
Mary Ellen Thompson was born February 18, 1936 to Edwin and Anne (Enloe) Hanson in Mitchell, SD and grew up in Artesian, SD. On July 5, 1956 she married the love of her life, Donald (Tommy) Thompson in Parkston, SD. The couple made their home in Mitchell where they raised five children.
Mary worked for the Methodist Hosptial in Mitchell for many years until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed camping, family time, and going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s various activities they were involved in- she never wanted to miss any of them. Mary was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children Donald A. Thompson, Mitchell, Steve (Carmen) Thompson, Harrisburg, Edwin (Patti) Thompson, Mitchell, and Lori (Dan) Allen, Mitchell; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son Michael, parents, three brothers, and a sister.