Patricia Kay Thompson

February 05, 1947 ‒ November 20, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio

Patricia Kay Thompson 72 of Delaware, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Arbors of Delaware.

Born February 5, 1947 in  Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late  Robert  & June  Ester  Oster. Patricia would go on to graduate from High School and take some college. She worked for Farmers Insurance for over 35 years as a branch manager, before she retired. She was a member of Christ the King Worship Center in Delaware, Ohio.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Robert “Rob” Thompson; sister June (Phil) Karshner; nephew Toby Karshner; brother in –law Douglas Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Thompson in  2015, and sister Myra Stewart.

Patricia had a very large caring, and giving heart, she adopted / rescued hundreds of animals in her years alive, at one point having as many as 50 on acres in Delaware. She also enjoyed horses and was a member of The Olentangy Western Riding Club, she owned and rescued many horses. She also trained, and boarded horses as well. Her proudest achievement was her family, most importantly her son Rob. She will be missed as the giving, loving, dedicated and respected woman that she was .

Memorial Services for Patricia will be held at a later date.

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The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • So very sorry to hear about Patty’s passing. While I only worked with her for a short time, we were able to keep in contact after she retired. She always asked about my son, and loved to tell stories from her life. She cherished her pets and her friends & family. Rest in Heaven, Patty – you will be missed.

  • I remember the first time I met Patty. She was with her sister June on the bleachers at a Big Walnut JV football game. I heard that voice just bellowing out cheering on her nephew Toby. Little did I know that we both worked at Farmers and my son played football with Toby. We became fast friends. Both lived in Delaware county and both had horses. I loved her stories and her strong conviction to her family. I am saddened and send my sincere condolences to her son Robbie and sister June.

  • I knew Patty for 30 years. Loved talking to her when she worked at the Credit Union. She loved her family and loved her horses and many fur babies. When bike riding Doug and I would see her on the tractor 🚜 working in the field. She was a hard worker and she will be missed.

  • Patty was one of the most kind selflessness persons I know. She will be missed and loved by so very many (4 legged and 2). Heaven got a good one to watch over the rainbow bridge.

  • every time I went to the credit union Patty and I always got on the subject of horses and the horse parade in Delaware during the jug

  • I remember Patty from Farmers as well. She was always so helpful and soft spoken. I did not know of her love and compassion for animals, but I know now that is what made her the person she was. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • I knew Patty from the credit union at Farmers. She loved taljing about horses and saved me from having foot surgery by giving me some horse linament for my foot. She was such a sweet lady and she will be sadly missed R.I.P. prayers for the family.

  • Patty was a one-of-a-kind. Could make you laugh in a minute. I had the great pleasure of sitting outside her door for more than 20 years. About a year ago I stopped in and spend a half an hour with Patty. Where else would I have found her out with the horses. She thought I was trying to sell something to her. Robbie my heart goes out to you. She will be truly missed. Prayers on the way.

  • I was shocked & saddened to hear of Patty’s passing. Patty was always so helpful when Credit Union questions arose. Even when I retired & moved to Florida Patty was there to help me, my husband & my son Greg. I always stopped in to see her when visiting in Columbus. She loved her son so very much. Hugs & prayers to Rob and the rest of her family. She’s gone too soon.

  • I too met Patty through the credit union. We always enjoyed talking about our animals. I am saddened she is gone too soon. My condolences to her family.

  • Patty and I worked together for 15 years. We worked hard and laughed a lot. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. We became good friends and still called each other every month after I moved to Colorado. Patty loved her son Robby with all of her heart!
    My heart goes out to you Robby at this difficult time. She was a great lady that will be missed. Love and prayers to the family! Rest In Peace my friend!