Olive  Thompson


Olive Thompson, of Hermitage, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018, at St. John XXIII Home following an extended illness. She was 103 years old.
She was born in Sharon on July 13, 1915, the daughter of Bart and Anna (Schnable) Taylor.
Olive was a lifetime member of the East Side Church (Baptist Disciples of Christ) in Sharon where she had been a member of various groups including the Wednesday Morning Prayer Group, Sanctuary Choir, Christian Women Fellowship Missionary Group and Church Women United. Her memberships also included the Shenango Valley Interfaith Ministries, Christian Associations of the Shenango Valley, and the Shenango Valley Walking Club. She was very active with the Shenango Valley Meals on Wheels, and had been a volunteer for more than 50 years for the Sharon Regional Hospital and its auxiliary where she retired at age 101. She was honored as a Buhl Day Honoree and a Sharon Regional Volunteer of the Year.
Olive was also honored by Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Longietti for being one of only six sets of twins in the United States to reach more than 100 years of age.
Mrs. Thompson retired after 27 years of service as a teacher's aide from the Mercer County Crippled Children's Society.
Olive's memory will live on through her niece, Joyce Cartwright of Hermitage; her nephews, Richard Gereb and his wife Sherry of Clark and Donald Gereb of Sharon; and by many others nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews throughout the country.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Thompson, on April 10, 1989; her brothers, the Rev. Raymond Taylor and Ambrose Taylor; and by her sisters, Gladys Hall, Eleanor Patterson, Doris Heisterkamp, her twin Opal Thysell and Betty K. Gereb.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Olive's memory, donations may be made to the East Side Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Olive, 103, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: From 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service Friday (8-4-18) at SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon. Friends and family may send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.
Service: Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday (8-4-18) at the funeral home, with the Rev. Craig Thompson, pastor, officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery.
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