Janet A. (Nickum) Thompson

September 18, 1934 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 84)

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Janet A. Thompson

September 18, 1934 – August 22, 2019

     Janet A. Thompson, 84, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away on Thursday morning, August 22, 2019, at Great River Hospice House in Burlington, Iowa, losing her battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

      She was born and raised in Roaring Spring, the only child of the late Harold and Helen (Shoenfelt) Nickum. Janet was married and divorced from Donald Paiva and also widowed from her second husband, Clifford Thompson.

     Janet is survived by her son, John (Sabrina) Paiva of Burlington, Iowa; a granddaughter Melissa (Joseph) Viviano of Huron, OH; three great-grandchildren: Joey, Christopher and Alessandra Viviano; and also her best friend and partner of eight years, Ralph H. Scruton.

     She retired as a supervisor from the cosmetology department at the Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School. Janet loved teaching and her students.

     Janet loved dogs and horses, spending many days trail riding with good friends, and also volunteering for "Dreams Go On", Hollidaysburg.

     She was a beautiful, kind and caring person, with a zest for life. Janet was a talented painter and wood carver, who also enjoyed playing the piano, dulcimer, and many other instruments.

      Janet loved RV-ing, traveling to Florida each winter, and making many new friends where ever she went.

      A public graveside service will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at East Sharpsburg Cemetery, rural Roaring Spring, Pastor David Rawley officiating.  

     Memorial contributions in memory of Janet can be given to Dreams Go On, c/o Debbie Kelly, 1006 Valley View Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

     Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

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Graveside Service
August 27, 2019

2:00 PM
East Sharpsburg Cemetery
Taylor Township
Roaring Spring, PA 16673

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