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“I remember Mrs. Thompson as an excellent teacher. She had wonderful control of the classroom. I, too, am "older." and remember her typing class on...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Huber - Fremont, IN

“Dear Thompson family,My family and I are so sad to have just learned about the passing of Cathy. She was such a wonderful woman and I have so many...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Gayle Nagle - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Thompson Family.My family and I are so sad to have just learned of Cathy's passing. She was such a wonderful woman and I have so many great...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Thompson Family,I was sorry to learn of Cathy's passing. I have many wonderful memories of her and the times we spent together at your house...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Nan Joesten - Boulder, CO

“Ted and family, I am so sorry to hear of Carhy's passing.Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May you...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy Fair - Shelbyville, IN

“Ted and Family ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy Fair - Shelbyville, IN

“Mrs. Thompson was a lovely gentle lady and a wonderful teacher. I was blessed to know her. Prayers are with the family. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann (Coffelt) Holzhausen - IN

“So very sorry to hear of Catherine's passing. Your family is in our prayers. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Doug and Linda Warnecke - IN

“We have always loved the eloquence that Cathy displayed and both she and Ted were models that we always looked up to.Chris and Rich McGown ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Cathy was always a class act and will leave a huge hole in the lives of those who loved her. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Carolyn Parker - Robinson, IL

“Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire family! The Logston Family ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Sandefur - Arlington, IN

“SUZAN Just learned this morning of your moms passing and wanted to send my thoughts to you at this time.May Gods comfort be with you and the family...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Keith Gray - Martinsville, IN

“Thinking of the Thompson family at this time. Sorry to hear about your loss but memories will last forever. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Brown

“A sweet lady who I have got to know again and so glad that I have!! ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Proffitt - IN - Friend

“I graduated NP in 1978. I had Mrs. Thompson for typing, and shorthand. I played Basketball for NP, and played against her daughters at Triton...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Cole - Indianapolis, IN

“My name was Denise Acree & I graduated from NPHS in 1970. I had you, Mr. Thompson, for social studies & driver's education. I also had Catherine for...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Thompson - Noblesville, IN

“I was saddened to hear of Catherine's passing. My relationship to Catherine began as a NPHS student in typing class and came full circle when I began...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Kathryn Tucker - New Palestine, IN

“I was sorry to learn of the passing of Cathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Rhea Archer

“She was one of my favorite ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Darlene Waggoner Owens - IN

“Mrs Thompson was a wonderful teacher. Deepest sympathy to the family. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Karen McClellan - Scottsburg, IN

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Catherine M. Thompson - 80 years old, Fairland, IN. Passed away at Ashford Place in Shelbyville, IN – from a long-term Illness. Catherine was born in Chimayo, Mew Mexico on June 10th, 1937. She attended McCurdy EUB School in Espanola, New Mexico. She traveled east to attend and later graduate from Indiana Central College with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics and Business Education. She achieved her Master's degree from Indiana University.
While attending Indiana Central College, she met and later married Ted R. Thompson. Catherine taught school for 35 years at Clarke Township School, Warren Central High School, Indiana Central University and Walker Career Center. She retired in 1997 from New Palestine High School. She greatly enjoyed following all of the activities of her entire family. Her Shelties gave her hours of enjoyment throughout her life. She also enjoyed gardening and making everyone's favorite strawberry jam.
Catherine is preceded in death by her parents Esquipula and Ruth Martinez, her brother-in-law, Carroll Dial and his son Danny. She is survived by her husband Ted, daughters, Annette Thompson and Nancy Thompson, Suzan (Jim) Wittman, Grandsons Matt (Candice) Wittman, Randy (Angie) Wittman and Jarrett Kermode. Catherine also had six great grandchildren: Mason, A.J., Drayton, Kendall, Lilah and Brylie. She is also survived by Ted's sister, Rose Mary Dial and her son Doug Dial.
Services for Catherine will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 12442 Southeastern Ave, Acton, IN 46259. Friends may visit from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on, Friday, December 8, 2017 at Hendryx Mortuary – New Palestine Chapel, 19 East Main St., New Palestine, IN 46229. Online condolences may be made to the family at or the Facebook page. Hendryx Mortuaries is honored to be assisting the family with the services.

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