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Anita Louise (Blum) Thompson

July 7, 1942 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 77)

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Anita Louise Thompson, 77, of  Defiance, passed away at 3:40 am on Monday, August 12, 2019 at The Cleveland Clinic.   
  
She was born on July 7, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio to Frances (Hale) and Frederick Blum. Anita graduated from Woodward High School in 1960. She then attended Stautzenberger College. She later moved to Defiance and attended the OPATA Academy at Four County Career Center. Anita became the first female road deputy for Defiance County Sheriff's Department in 1979. She later became a 911 Communications Dispatcher, then retired from the Sheriff's Department in 2005.

In 1969 she married Craig Thompson of Defiance, but they later divorced. Surviving Anita is her son, Fred Thompson of Defiance, daughter Sally Buehrer (fiance Randy Thornell) of Defiance, three granddaughters; Meagan Egnor and Payton Buehrer, both of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Sarah Clary of Texas. She also leaves behind three great-grandsons, and good friends Shirley Thompson and Wanda Lutheran. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, fiance Gary Yeager, and her dogs, Ace, her cocker spaniel, and Rowdy, her poodle. 

Anita was a proud member of Defiance County Associate Deputies and later became an Honorary member, the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association and Employee of the Year in 2002-03 at Defiance County Sheriff's Office. She was also a past member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 1991. Anita enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, line dancing, watching NASCAR races, and doing jigsaw puzzles. After her death she was able to be a donor at Life Bank. 
  
Visitation will be held from 2-7 pm on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Pastor Perry Porter officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens.
  
Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

To send flowers to Anita's family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Visitation
Friday
August 16, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 17, 2019

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Interment
Saturday
August 17, 2019

12:00 PM
Riverview Memory Gardens
424
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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