Janet S. Thompson (nee Stalker) of Hatboro passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the age of 86. Janet was the beloved wife of Eugene “Gene” E. Thompson, Jr., with whom she celebrated over 62 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Emma Beatrice (nee Burdis) Stalker.
Janet grew up in Hatboro, attended Tyler School of Art and Penn State University majoring in Art, and then raised a family alongside her husband. Janet was a member of Lehman Methodist Church. In the 80s, she with her husband owned and operated a gift shop, Rosewood Card & Gift Shop, in Warminster for 10 years. She was a member of the Hatboro Lions Club, and she was an advocate for Scouting, both boys and girls. Some of her participation included troop leader, council member, and cookie chairman. She was in the Yesteryear Doll’s Club. She also found time to volunteer and do fundraising for The Village Players of Hatboro. She enjoyed getting together with “The Girls” for lunches. In everything Janet did, she added her artistic flair for others to enjoy. And, she loved her family and enjoyed traveling with her husband.
In addition to her husband, Janet is survived by her children, Gene Thompson, Daniel Thompson, Edward Thompson and wife, Christie, and Karen Fox and husband, James; her 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Abbott and husband, William “Spike”; and many other loving relatives and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her son, Robert Thompson.
Relatives and friends will be received by her family on Sunday, July 28, 2019 after 1 PM until the time of her memorial service at 2 PM in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro. Her interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hatboro Lions Club, P.O. Box 471, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 19040 or at https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/give-how-to-give/more-ways-to-give, and/or Parkinson’s Foundation at 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Parkinson.org/ways-to-give.