Virginia Thompson

January 18, 1922December 21, 2011

Virginia Emma Schroth Born 18 January 1922 in Appleton, Wisconsin Died 21 December 2011 in St Joseph, Missouri The second of seven children born to Roland Harold and Eva Barbara (Ehredt) Schroth. Virginia’s early childhood was spent in Derinda Center, Illinois and then in Thomson, Illinois. Virginia graduated from York Community High School Graduating Class of 1940 in Thomson Illinois In 1941 in a dual wedding Virginia married Charles John Tripp alongside good friends Russell and Francis Lego. Virginia and Chuck (as he was called) had 5 children from this marriage, Charles Russell, Sheldon David, LaVerle Eugene, Cheryl Kay, Micheal Ray In 1963 Virginia married Dwight Lee Thompson. Along with this marriage Virginia gained three step children, Connie Jean, Robert Lee and Timothy Lynn. She had as much love for her step children as she did for her own. Virginia and Dwight also had one child together, Dwight Lee Jr. Virginia was a Licensed Psychiatric technician at Colorado General Hospital for more than 25 years. She retired to spend more time with her husband Dwight who was diagnosed with cancer. They spent many years together before his passing in 1991. Virginia was a very caring and giving person, she was always glad to see you when you came to visit and you always had a place to stay if you needed one.

If you'd like to place a floral order you can either use the website's link and have them delivered to Olinger Highland Mortuary, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80229 or you can call the funeral home and we can take the order for you. The phone number is 303-451-6674.

At the time of her passing Virginia clamed 9 Children, 20 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren. Virginia is preceded in death by five of her siblings, Eva Mae Josephine, Roland Ehredt, June Lillian, Harold Lee and Donald George, leaving Sandy, the youngest here to morn her passing. She is also preceded in death by one child LaVerle who passed shortly after birth and two Grand Children.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Virginia Thompson

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pearline bryant

December 28, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jill Fowler

December 23, 2011

Not many people devote themselves to their families the way Aunt Virginia did. The heart of our family is missing a vital piece. But I'm sure she's still watching over us all.

Cheryl Fields

December 23, 2011

I am very sorry for your loss Dwight. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. All our love, Nick, Cheryl and Cera


December 22, 2011

Sorry sorry for your loss... This colse to Christmas .... My thoughts and Prayers are with you ... Tori

Liz Waldrip

December 21, 2011

My deepest sympathies, to you and your family, Dwight. God bless you and all my love.