Celesta E. Thompson
Celesta E. Thompson, 87, of 544 Church St., St. Marys, died on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk. She was born on Jan. 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Friedl Fritz.On Jan. 14, 1956 in St. Mary's Church, she married Thomas A. Thompson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1999.Mrs. Thompson was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1945. She was a member of the St. Mary's Church and had worked at Murphy's for many years. She volunteered at the St. Marys Catholic schools and for the St. Mary's Church Funeral Luncheon Committee. She was the last member of her immediate family.She is survived by four daughters, Debbie (Dale) Hrach of St. Augustine, Fla., Carol Thompson of Seymour, Conn., Joyce (Kevin) Repa Houston, Texas, and Donna (Art) Glass of Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren, Thomas and James Morley, Casey and Paul Repa, and Laurel, Jillian, and Christopher Glass.In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Edward Fritz; and by three sisters, Esther Kneidel, Leona Kneidel and her twin, Margaret Detsch.A Mass of Christian Burial for Celesta E. Thompson will be celebrated on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Church Street, St. Marys with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.There will be no public visitation.Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Church or to the Community Nurses.Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.