Jeralyn Maule Thompson

Jan 8 1933
May 3 2019
86 Years
Cochranville, Pennsylvania

Jeralyn Maule Thompson, 86, of Cochranville went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday May 3, 2019 while surrounded by her family at their home. She was the beloved wife of William Hugh Thompson with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware she was the daughter of the late Norman C. and Hazel Shoemaker Maule.

Jeralyn was a graduate of the Oxford Area High School and Lancaster Business School. She was a devoted member of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and deaconess. In addition to her service at church, Jeralyn was a volunteer at the Southern Chester County Medical Center and acted as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a very talented seamstress, having made numerous wedding gowns, dresses, quilts, and much of her family’s clothing.

Jeralyn loved the Lord and her family. She enjoyed bird watching, cooking, shopping, gardening and a good buffet, especially dessert.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children; Steven H. Thompson and wife Nancy (Esbenshade) of Cochranville, Sharon T. Trimble of Quarryville, and Shelley Thompson of Durham, NC; five grandchildren; Heather (Trimble), wife of Brian Musser of Holtwood, Jennifer (Trimble), wife of Curt Daily of Kirkwood, Andrew Thompson, husband of Kathryn (Lukacs) of Stevens, William Thompson husband of Candace (Fagan) of Quarryville, and Jonathan Thompson of Cochranville; seven great-grandchildren; Connor, Olivia, and Alexa Musser, Austin Daily, Oliver, Li-eun, and Milo Thompson, and one sibling, Lorraine Maule Empie of Cochranville.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7 PM at Manor Presbyterian Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, PA 19330. Friends and family will be received from 6 PM until the start of the service. The interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Manor Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, PA 19330, attention Mission Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
May 10 2019 - 7:00pm
Service Location: 
Manor Presbyterian Church


Sharon,  My friend

I am so sorry for your loss. There are no  words that can lessen your grief. May memories bring you peace and smiles.

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Sharon and family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  May you find strength in Christ and cherish your many memories during this difficult time.  Shirley and Buzz




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Sharon and family,
Jim and I will dearly miss your mom as I'm sue you and the rest of your family will. I'm so glad that she and your dad happened to call a couple of years ago, come over to visit Jim and me while I recuperated from Rotator cuff surgery, and in turn along with you, invited a couple of years ago to join us in celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We will treasure our time together with the three of you as well as the many times that we got together with you for birthday get-togethers and whatever else it was. She was one special person and glad that she and your Aunt Lorraine led us to Faggs Manor. Had it not been for the two of them, I'm not sure how we would have met such a great family. She will certainly be missed. Our love to all of you in during this difficult time. Donna Law

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Dear Sharon & Family,

  Sincere condolences to you & your family during this time of loss.. A mothers' love lives on in your heart always. May the legacy she left you comfort you all. Love- Julie

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