THOMPSON, Maxine Jan 21, 1934 – Aug 13, 2020

Maxine Flora Thompson, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, passed away on Aug. 13, 2020, at the age of 86. Maxine was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Big Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Barney and Ollie (Stohl) McCuan.
She graduated from Berkeley County School of Nursing, receiving her licensed practical nursing degree. Maxine proudly served in the United States Navy, where she met her husband, James Thompson, whom she married in 1954. Together they traveled the world, including Malta, France, Ireland and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. She held many duties in her lifetime, as pastor’s wife, in Arkansas, West Virginia and Indiana, homemaker, nursing administrator and a faithful follower of Christ. She willingly served as an elder in her Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir. Maxine enjoyed animals, birds and “the peaceful life,” but was also involved with The American Legion, Kiwanis Club and the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. James Thompson, in 1999 and daughter, Deborah Anne Thompson.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Sirmeyer; grandchildren, Paul (Allison) Sirmeyer, Sean Sirmeyer; foster grandchild, Phun (Sui Sui) Thang; great-grandchildren, Ezra, Avery, Margo, Stella, Atticus and Archer Srimeyer, James and Joseph Thang; brother, Billie (Gloria) McCuan; sister, Betty Merrow; numerous nieces and nephews and Laura and Nancy Loveland of Bluffton, South Carolina.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Metea Baptist Church Cemetery in Lucerne, Indiana. To share memories or leave condolences, please visit

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