Obituary: Sarah Jane Thompson

Sarah Jane Thompson, age 101, of Arkadelphia passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 in Arkadelphia. Sarah was born January 19. 1921 to Lafayette and Alice Tatum Smith. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia.

Sarah married Robert T. Thompson (Hank) on November 25, 1944. They owned and operated Hank’s Country House Restaurant in Arkadelphia for many years. She was known to make the best chocolate pies.  She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, and antiquing. 

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Hank Thompson; two sisters, Jean Hunt and Elizabeth Wynne; three brothers, Truman, Jack, and Donald Smith and a great grandson, Richard A. Morris V (Richie).

Survivors are two sons, Don Robert Thompson and wife, Grace, and Jack Thompson all of Arkadelphia; four grandchildren, Robert Taylor Thompson and wife, Annie of Derby, Kansas, Renee Beth Morris and husband, Rich of Springdale, Arkansas; Bonner Thompson and wife, Renee of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and Jennifer Thompson of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; eight great-grandchildren, Kaylee A. Baker, Noah Hank Thompson, Sawyer Lin Thompson, Sallie Grace Morris, Vivian Dianne Morris, Rileigh Savannah Thompson, Taytum Elizabeth Thompson and Chloe McKenna Thompson.

Visitation will be Monday, February 14th 10:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church.

Service to follow visitation at 11:00 A.M. First United Methodist Church with Dr. Randy Rowlan officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church 107 N. 9th St. Arkadelphia, AR. 71923; Clark County Humane Society 627 Walnut St. Arkadelphia, AR. 71923 or to Clark County CASA 412 Crittenden St. Arkadelphia, AR. 71923.

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