Obituary: Gonda Shirrel Thompson 76, Bardstown

Gonda Shirrel Thompson 76, of Bardstown, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Samuels on Aug. 23, 1941, to the late Owen Jefferson and Ilda Carleen Loveland Thurman. She was a retired employee of American Greetings who loved watching Cincinnati Reds baseball and loved fishing. She was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denton Thompson; two sisters, Kathleen Faulkner and Lina Hamilton; and two brothers, Jim Thurman and Larry Thurman.

She is survived by two daughters, Carlene (James) Greenwell and Crystal Sneed, both of Bardstown; one stepson, James (Tracy) Thompson of Berea; three sisters, Carolyn Downs, Martha (Allen) Cahoe, and Kathy Spalding, all of Bardstown; two brothers, Paul (Betty) Thurman and Joe Thurman, both of Bardstown; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Cremation was chosen by the family. A memorial prayer service is 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home in Bardstown.

Visitation is noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, is in charge of arrangements.


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