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Ada Rose Thompson, 101

Staff report

Ada Rose Newport Thompson, 101, of Paducah, passed away Thursday at Superior Care Home.

Ada Rose was born in Paducah on March 16, 1912, to the late Wallace and Lena Rose Newport. After graduating from Reidland High School in 1930, she attended Murray State University until 1932 then began her teaching career at Farley Elementary. She married Terry Randolph Thompson in 1938 and spent the next few years raising their five children. She resumed her education at Murray State in the late 50's and taught school at LaCenter Elementary and retired from Clark Elementary School. Overall, she taught school for over thirty years.

She was a longtime member of Reidland United Methodist Church where she also taught Sunday School. She enjoyed ceramics and was a skilled seamstress, making clothing for her family and herself. She and her husband Terry enjoyed traveling over the United States in their Airstream trailer.

She is survived by five children, Melinda Breeden of Paducah, Nancy Rose Owen and husband Ted of South Fulton, Tenn., Larry Thompson and wife Betty of West Paducah, Cary Thompson and wife Sharla of West Paducah, and Gregory Thompson and wife Kathy of Morristown, Tenn.; a sister, Earlene Lowe of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Charlie Newport of Michigan.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Terry Randolph Thompson; four sisters, Mary Catherine Schnuck, Mildred Chambers, Ruth Youngblood and Dorothy Brown; two brothers, Beater Newport and Dub Newport; a niece, Betty Jo Jeffords; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home with the Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to: Reidland United Methodist Church, 5515 Reidland Road, Paducah, KY 42003.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

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