A Memorial Visitation for Joyce Adams Ranney Thompson, 80, of Barrington, will be held at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, on March 4, 2021, from 3:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 5:00 PM. The service may be viewed remotely by contacting Stephaine or Ken Kiesler who will provide a web link for viewing. The Interment will be private.
Joyce will be missed by her 5 children Laurie Nipp (Kurt) of CA, Melissa Weisser (Steve) of IN, Stephanie Kiesler (Ken) of IL, Arthur Ranney III of NY and Bruce Ranney of IL; daughter in law Ann Ranney of AR; 3 stepchildren Leonard Thompson (Wendy) of AR, Harry B. Thompson of GA, Miriam Lyde Thompson (Terry Goddard) of TX; 13 grandchildren Spencer, John, Madeline, Seth, Grayson, Rachael, Griffin, Gretchen, Graham, Violet, Brixton, Tristan and Dylan.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lois Adams and her husband Leonard Lee Thompson.
Joyce passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on February 27, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice Care. Joyce was born in Little Rock, AR on May 3, 1940 to John and Lois Adams. Joyce was completely devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren teaching us all about unconditional love. Even though her kids and grandkids lived in different states across the country she made it a priority to be a part of all of their lives. Flying multiple times a year to be present for birthday parties, graduations, football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball games, scouting events and 4H fairs. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Arkansas Razorbacks, Chicago Blackhawks, Bears and going to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs. Her favorite trips were whole family affairs in Hilton Head and Disney World. She and Leonard loved cruising Lake Hamilton with their dog Zoe, going out to dinner, laughing and telling jokes. She will forever be missed and always in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by clicking: Alzheimer’s Association