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Theresa Elizabeth Thom

October 23, 1947 — January 26, 2022

Theresa Elizabeth Larpenter Thom, 74 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was born October 23, 1947 in New York City, New York to Carl Robert and Grace Elizabeth Cartwright Larpenter.  She was preceded in death by parents; sister, Lucille McWhorter; niece, Nona Dirksmeyer, grandparents; Thaddeus and Lena Larpenter, Richard and Grace Cartwright. 

Theresa graduated from Redemptorist High School in 1965 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She obtained a degree in elementary education from LSU in 1969 and taught in area schools for a few years. 

Theresa loved her family, prayed for them often and never missed sending cards for everyone's birthday, Christmas and other occasions. She took special interest in her baby sister, Carol and enjoyed caring for and playing with her during Carol's childhood years.  Theresa enjoyed shopping for treasures at thrift stores and she loved flowers, especially yellow roses.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Albert "Al" Thom; three sisters, Carol Dipert and husband Duane, Sue Rome and husband Mike and Elaine Trimble; nephews, James Trimble and John Dirksmeyer, Curt Rome and Scott Rome, as well as several other family and friends. 


Theresa was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.  She enjoyed studying the bible and praying for others in need.  Her husband remembers her as the most loving, generous and giving person that preferred to put others ahead of herself. 

There will be a private memorial service at Russellville Family. Interment will also be private in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville.  

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