Mary Ellen Thompson, 71, of Talent, Ore., passed away December 23, 2012. She was born December 12, 1941, to parents David Jeadon and Edith Wilson in Lawton, Okla.

She has lived in Talent since 1971, was employed with Mervyn's dept. store for over 10 years, and had also worked for the Phoenix/Talent School District. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and supporting youth sports.

Mary Ellen is survived by son, Ron Thompson (Maria); daughter, Kim Collins (Brent); brother, Jim Jeadon; five grandchildren; and partner, Glenn Omann. She was preceeded in death by her parents; sister, Davine Jeadon; and husband, Michael Thompson.

There will be a celebration of life at 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2013, at Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phoenix Mat Club, P.O. Box 1636, Phoenix, OR 97535.