Barbara J. Thompson, age 81, of Plainwell, MI passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at her home in Plainwell. She was born December 23, 1935 in Plainwell the daughter of Clinton and Blondene (Marsh) Plotts. Barb had been a florist at the Big Top Grocery in Plainwell for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, traveling, feeding the squirrels and birds, dancing, working in her flower garden, singing and whistling, following the Tigers and Lions, taking care of her pets and playing softball until her kids encouraged her to stop at age 50. On January 23, 1960 in Otsego she married Ramon Thompson who passed away in 2010. Surviving are her daughters, Patricia (Bill) Harper, Peggy Thompson, Tammy (Jim) Thompson-Drake, all of Otsego and Joni (Glenn) McNamara of White Pigeon; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings Sandy (Ron) McNees, Terri Plotts and Ron Plotts; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Aunt Jo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Robert; grandson, Billy Harper and siblings, LaRae Houser and Dick Plotts. Friends may visit with Barb's family from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 16, 2017 with Celebrant, Molly Wieber officiating. According to her wishes cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Barb may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the Ronald McDonald House Charities.