Bethany Thompson

December 17, 2004 - October 19, 2016

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Bethany LouAnn Thompson, 11, of Cable, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

She was born December 17, 2004 in Marysville, Ohio. Bethany was currently a sixth grader at Triad Local Schools. She enjoyed swimming, coloring, shopping – especially Goodwill, music, Super Heroes and Pokemon. Every year, she looked forward to attending vacation Bible school and church camp. She loved all animals, horseback riding and her family.

She will be sadly missed by her mother, Wendy Feucht and step-father, Jared Feucht; her father, Paul Thompson; her siblings, Elius Feucht and Lanee Thompson; her grandparents, Eulis and Cheslie Blanton and Nancy and Mike LaBarre; her great grandmother, Gladys Blanton; aunts and uncles, April (Dennis) Freville and Miranda (Mark) Kidd; a great-great aunt, Mamie Hicks; her cousins, Ryan, Kaleb, Marri and Maggie; and many friends, including special friends, Angel Penhorwood, Kaylie Jackson and Norman Rodriguez.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dwight Thompson and her great grandfather, Jack Blanton.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-6 PM on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 24, 2016 in the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 124 E Maple St., North Lewisburg, OH 43060. Pastor David Warner of the Fellowship Baptist Church, North Lewisburg, will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses, 57 W. Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.
Condolences may be expressed to the family atwww.vernonfh.com.


Bill - Nov 9, 2016

I beg of you to share the anti-bullying posters that Bethany & her best friend worked on but were rejected by the school. It would be my honour to mount a copy of it in my home in memory of her. It would also be my pleasure to encourage my daughters to post them in their schools as well.
I’ve cried many times over the last week including right now thinking of Bethany and how I was bullied & in turn bullied others when I was young. God bless you & Bethany. Her efforts to stop bullying will influence thousands of others to stop being a bully as well as empowering children, parents, and educators to work to eliminate this terrible curse of injustice that so many of our innocent loved ones are forced to endure at the hands of perpetrators. Her labour of love as a hero for you and so many others is too great for us to understand. Only through God’s eyes can the full measure of her love be realized not only today but for generations to come. She now is free from worldly cares as she waits in paradise & watches lives change with love inspired by her through her sacrifice. An eternity of peace & love is her prize as she watches over & strengthens you each day. She knows you will continue her efforts toward opening the eyes of millions to the pain & reality of this scourge in our society.
May your cup run over with joy for the precious days you had with her on this earth. You can rest assured that she will greet you with arms full of happiness when you finally see each other again. Until then, move ahead with strength, determination & pride because of who she was, and still is since her spirit is not gone but only unseen while she guides you each moment.
With all the love a stranger can give, who has been so inspired by your precious & courageous warrior.
Bill Terry.

Casey - Nov 3, 2016

I read this devastating story and I felt compelled to express my condolences to this beautiful girl’s family and friends.
I am 28 and I lost my best friend to suicide when we were 16. She and I were bullied relentlessly throughout our schooling and I truly believe that she would still be here if that didn’t happen.
I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone. Bless you all and stay strong. xo

Raluca - Nov 3, 2016

I cannot imagine the amount of pain and suffering you are going through right now, but I am sending you a very warm hug and many positive thoughts from the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Your little girl was beautiful.
She is now in a beautiful and peaceful place, far away from this crazy world.
Raluca – France.

Yasser - Nov 3, 2016

Dear Bethany Thompson Parents,
I am a totally stranger living about 10000 km away from you. I happened to read about the heartrending of your nice daughter. Her death touched me very deep in my heart because she looks like my daughter, she is her age and she shared with my daughter the same problem “bullying” and making jokes at her obesity. My daughter is so unhappy and I think no child should go through that.My daughter suffers a lot silently and she is very remote from us. The death of your daughter has left my crying every now and then since 2 days.
I am a Muslim and in my faith we believe that dead people can hear and see. We believe they are equipped with perfect senses to be ready for the real eternal life. So please do me a big favor. When you visit her grave tell her that I send my regards to her and that I pray for her to be happy in heaven.
I ask God to make me meet her in heaven and see her happy and compensated for her pain.It would be a big relief for me.
My sincere condolences

MacKenzie Case - Nov 2, 2016

I’m so sorry to read about the passing of your beautiful daughter, Bethany. My thoughts are with your family.

Daniela - Nov 2, 2016

Dear Thompson Family,
I read about your story and was absolutely devastated. My father killed himself when I was 15 and I know that words can not describe what you are feeling and going through. I was bullied when I was young as well and I know how tough, scary, mean, and hopeless it can feel especially at that young age when all we want is acceptance from our peers. I am so sorry your daughter had to go through this. My heart is absolutely broken. I wish there was more I could to do help but I was compelled to reach out to you and tell you that people care and that our hearts go out to you and that we are praying for your family. Your story has sparked an interest in me to reach out and help younger kids who are getting bullied. This has got to end. Please stay strong.

Jan Littrell - Nov 2, 2016

I have read your daughter’s story on the internet and I wanted to express my condolences. My husband died by suicide and I am always sad to read of other families’ heartache. Please know that I am praying for your family and I hope that one day our children will not be bullied and made to feel that this is their only option. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Lisa Hutchins - Nov 2, 2016

My heart aches for your family. I wish I had known Bethany personally. I can tell from her photos that I would have loved her. What a bright angel! I’m keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers, and I’m so very sorry for your tragic loss.

Karen Walter - Nov 2, 2016

I did not know Bethany but I felt a tremendous amount of pain and frustration reading about her situation, I simply can not begin to envision what her family is going through and although the pain of losing someone so loved so early in life will never disappear , I do hope it gets easier for the family to cope with.
She was beautiful and from all accounts seemed like an adorable, kind-hearted little lady.
God bless you,
Karen Walter,

Jenn Dromgoole - Nov 2, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss.

LuElla LaCoste - Nov 2, 2016

I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you!

Stella Govender - Nov 2, 2016

My heart breaks for your family. You had a beautiful little girl. May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you through this time and I pray that Bethany is in His comforting arms.

Sherylirene - Nov 1, 2016

I’m so sorry for your loss. No parent should have to say good bye to there young daughter I read about her on the news I just want you to know your in my thoughts and prayers I truly hope one day bulling will stop it’s unfair not right at all I was picked on badly because of my special needs it’s not fun at all I just wish your daughter didn’t have to think she had to take that step god bless you I hope she’s resting in peace she’s watching over you 💕

Lacey Burrows - Nov 1, 2016

I’m so deeply sorry to read about the tragic loss of your daughter. I am a 37 year woman with a facial paralysis. I was in a car wreck when I was 12 years old, which paralyzed the left side of my face. Having had to go back to school and be teased relentlessly afterwards has been one of the biggest struggles I’ve had to overcome in my life. I can honestly say that even though I know nothing, except what was in the news, I completely understand how Bethany felt. I wish I could have known her and talked to her, possibly helped her feel not so alone. I’m so sorry for your loss!
Sincerely, Lacey Burrows

Linda Perry - Oct 31, 2016

I just read about Bethany’s story on CNN. I am so heartbroken for your family. Bethany’s story brought me to tears. May she be the last child that has to suffer such pain. Sending you healing and love.
There are no words to express my sincere sadness for your loss.
With love – Linda Perry

K Foster - Oct 31, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I read about Bethany and was so saddened by this tragedy. Dear family, I am praying for all of you and for Bethany’s best friend. With her love of animals and enjoyment of music and shopping at Goodwill (I like animals, am a musician, and shop at Goodwill and I too have super curly hair)Bethany seems like the kind of person I would have liked to have known. May you be guided in all you do. May you find strength and peace. I am with you in thoughts and prayers.

Steven Dyson - Oct 31, 2016

Bethany’s story has broke my heart, I am so sorry. Please pass on to me and have a news story cover how people like me can give to her scholarship. Their are so many scams out there, a news story would have a trusted link where the web may not.
I pray for you to find peace and cannot imagine the pain you must feel. Turn to God.

Victoria - Oct 30, 2016

I just read about your story and I cannot imagine what you are going through. Your family is in my prayers and god bless Bethany.

Kari - Oct 25, 2016

My name is Kari and I am 11 years old. I went to Camp Tukaway with Bethany for two summers. I liked her because she was nice. I know that she is in Heaven with Jesus now.
Love, Kari

Phil & Peggy Schertzer - Oct 23, 2016

So very very sorry for the loss of Bethany. She was one of the sweetest kindest little girls we had ever met. I am sure she is with Jesus now and is happy as a lark; no more bullying. God bless all of you at this very sad time.

Margaret Rice - Oct 23, 2016

I know I don’t know you nor do I know you. However, my heart goes out to you and your family. I loss a son several years ago. He was 24. I miss him dearly every day. You never “get over it”, you learn to live the best you know how. Your daughter was so young, went way too soon. Please know I will be pray for you and your family. God bless. Sincerely, Margaret Rice

Nick Lucas - Oct 23, 2016

I would like to express my deepest condolences. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce - Oct 22, 2016

Prayers to all of you ! Paul I know to well what you are going through.. Please keep your friends close and family closer! Love you !

Joyce - Oct 22, 2016

Prayers to all of you ! Paul I know to well what you are going through.. Please keep your friends close and family closer! Love you !

April Boggs - Oct 22, 2016

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.I met Bethany through the Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church. She was always full of love and the love she had for her family was undeniable. I know I speak for everyone when I say that we are all blessed to have known such a sweet sweet soul. May God guide and comfort you always.
God Bless,
The Boggs Family

Jodi Dyan Smith - Oct 21, 2016

I didnt know your little girl but I just wanted to say I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family.

Robin Henry - Oct 21, 2016

I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of your amazing, beautiful baby girl. Dwight was a great man, We often visited his shop and bought our furniture from him. The only thing I can say is that he is loving on her, I’m sure. Although I don’t know you, I will continue to pray for you. “I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.”

Danielle slaytet - Oct 21, 2016

I’m thinking of your daughter and praying for you and your family. I did not know Bethany but her passing as touched my life as if I did.I know we would rather have her here with us but we do know she’s happy with God and watching over all of you right now.Shes with you guys always.

Bill Melony Taylor and Devin Woods - Oct 21, 2016

There are no words humanly possible to convey our deepest sorrow for Bethany and all of you.We pray Our Heavenly Father gives all of you strength,comfort and peace through this difficult time.

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