Martha Naomi Thompson
Martha Naomi Thompson
  • August 15, 1927 - May 17, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Martha Naomi "Nome" Thompson (Speicher) passed away peacefully on May 17th, 2017 in Tampa, FL. Nome was born on August 15th, 1927 in Cadiz, Ohio, to parents, Peter and Martha (Kirkland) Speicher. Nome graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in nursing. She met the love of her life, Dr. Lawrence Thompson, while he attended The Ohio State University School of Medicine, and the two were married in 1949. They moved to Mansfield, Ohio, where they would raise their family of four children.Nome had an incredible zest for a life that was filled with traveling, shelling on the beaches of Sanibel Island, taking hundreds of photos to fill albums, cooking delicious meals, playing her violin, and making precious memories with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Her friends and family will never forget her generosity, youthful personality, and her ability to tackle life's obstacles with poise and grace. Nome is survived by her four children, daughters Ann Miller of Tampa, FL, and Sue Thompson of Columbus, OH, and her sons, Brian of Cincinnati, OH, and Peter (Lynn) of Chicago, IL. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Karen Heavey (Keith), Sara Newton (Jeremy), Molly Schissel, Peter Thompson, and Claire Thompson, and four great-grandchildren, sister, Ruth Ann (John Stuart) Campbell, Rocky River, OH. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Dr. Lawrence Thompson.She was a longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield, Ohio, and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island, Florida. A memorial service in Nome's honor will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, date and time to be determined.