Mimi Lou Tharp

March 9, 1934October 12, 2020

Mimi Lou Tharp, 86, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, formerly of LaGrange, Wyoming and Albia, Iowa passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Cremation has taken place and the family will be receiving visitors at the Cobblestone Inn in Gering, Nebraska on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM. Online condolences may be left at

Mimi was born March 9, 1934 at Albia, Iowa to Joe and Geneva (Bates) Thomas. Mimi married John Tharp in 1951. They were blessed with 3 children: Bonnie, Pam, and John. Mimi worked at Chamberlains. Mimi was involved in her church and was a loving caregiver to many. After years in Albia, they moved to New Mexico and volunteered at Ghost Ranch Conference Center for 15 years before moving to Wyoming and eventually to Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Mimi is survived by her three children Bonnie (Stephen) Johnson, Pam (Marcos) Gutierrez, and John Tharp; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother Howard and sister Karen.

Mimi was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; brother Robert, sisters Gladyth, Donna, and Jeanne.


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Elsie Conrad

October 15, 2020

I just wanted to express my sympathy to Steve and Bonnie Johnson and their families on the death of Mimi. I met her once and know she was loved by her family.

Yvonne Shertzer

October 15, 2020

John and Mimi always came out to Grandma Tharp's when we came for visits. Then later while we lived there, we got to see her family quite a lot. The last time I got to visit with her in Albia she gave me some pretty crystal earrings; one set of red and the other black. She told me they were for me to remember her by. I wear them often and do think of her. I will miss talking to her as we always spoke at Christmas for updates on the family. I know she is happy to be in heaven with her loved ones.

Michelle Lyte (Gutierrez)

October 14, 2020

I met Mrs Tharp when I was very young. My family took a trip to Albia, Iowa and we stayed at their ranch house. My brother Marc married my sister-in-law Pam. That house was so cozy and Mr and Mrs Tharp were so lovely. I remember good food and how nice Mrs Tharp was. Later, I came to know her adventurous side. She traveled and always had new things to show me. Her giggle was contagious and those hugs were amazing. She was family and made everyone feel like it.


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