D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN


Willadene May Thompson

October 6, 1919June 21, 2020

Willadene M. Thompson died on Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born Oct. 6, 1919 to Chester and Lela Sumney, formerly of Kendallville, Indiana. They preceded her in death. She married Carl E. Thompson on Aug. 19, 1939, in Columbia City, Indiana. She was a member of Taylor Chapel UMC since 1988. Carl and Willadene entered the ministry of the United Methodist Conference in 1952, serving for more than 30 years. Five years were served in the Redbird Mission Conference in Kentucky. Willadene also worked for G.C. Murphy in Peru, for four years. She loved crocheting and needlepoint, reading, fishing, camping, traveling in their motorhome and transporting handicap people to appointments and church. Surviving children are Carol Parish, of Summershade, Kentucky; Valerie (David) Hague, of Albion, Indiana; Robert Thompson (Bob McAfee), of Palm Coast, Florida; and Brenda (Jim) Stout, of Palm Coast, Florida; daughter-in-law, Nancy Thompson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Carl E. Thompson, in 1990; her parents, Chester and Lela Sumney; sisters, Pauline Bennett and Evelyn Sheets; brothers, Charles Sumney and Paul Sumney; son, Larry Thompson in 2012; son-in-law, Howard Parrish in 2009; and great-great-grandson, Brenner Bradley in 2020. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with calling from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, in Fort Wayne. Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the youth group at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.mccombandsons.com.



  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial


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Alma Farmer

June 23, 2020

Sandra Littler Hellwege called me to inform me of Willadene's passing to eternity. I know even tho she was old in years, she was a precious wife, mother, grandmother and friend. I remember when Willadene and Carl friends of my parents would get together and what joy they shared. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you and pray Gods peace and comfort for you as you remember her.
With sympathy,
Susie Littler Farmer