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Portrait Artist Marie J Thompson 95, of Carmel, passed away on March 3, 2017. Marie J Thompson was a devoted supporter of the Brown County Art Gallery and Association Past President.

Marie was preceded in death by her father and mother Herman and Rose Juergens, and husband Wayne Thompson. Marie is survived by her five sons, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Marie opened her art studio in Nashville in 1970. After the death of her husband in 1972, Nashville became her home for 41 years. Her portrait paintings have included well known TV and movie celebrities, 500 festival and state fair queens, corporation executives, judges, and champion horses. Marie also served as the Brown County Art Gallery association president from 1974 to 1975.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m., followed by service at 1 p.m., on Friday, March, 10, 2017, at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marie's honor to the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation, P.O. Box 443, Nashville, IN 47448 or donate online.