POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Virginia Thompson, 93, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022, at her daughter’s home.

She was born November 6, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late George J. and Alberta B. Archer Holmes.

Virginia was a 1946 graduate of South High School.

She retired in 1996 from J.C. Penney in the Southern Park Mall after 26 years of employment.

She was a charter member of St. Luke Church.

She was a seamstress, enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states. Virginia loved to spend time with her family, baking birthday cakes for her grandchildren and of course she LOVED to shop.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Karen E. (Mary Knapp) Thompson of Uniontown; two sons, Thomas (Rosanne) Thompson of Boardman and William Thompson of Poland; a sister, Sally Cassidy of Jerome, Arizona; a brother, Edward Holmes of Poland; daughter-in-law, Karen A. Thompson of Warren; sister-in-law, Lillian Holmes of Youngstown; seven grandchildren, Thomas James (Emily) Thompson, Jr., Jeanette (Randall) Knapp, Jeffrey (Amy) Masenhimer, Kristi Masenhimer, James E. (Matt Lachman) Thompson IV, Lori (Mitchell) Prozy and Scott Thompson and 12 great-grandchildren, Logan, Jayden, Giana, Jace, Jackson, Thomas James III, Henry, Gino, Noah, Nolan, Grace and Nico.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Thompson, Jr., whom she married September 8, 1951 and passed away August 3, 2002; a son, James E. Thompson III; a daughter, Barbara Rykowski; grandson, Brian Thompson and a brother, George Holmes, Jr.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel and from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 4, at St. Luke Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to Harmony Cares Hospice, 3515 Massillon Road, Suite 270, Uniontown, OH 44685.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Virginia (Holmes) Thompson, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 2 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.