Barbara Ann Thome

September 22, 1939 - September 22, 2022


Obituary For Barbara Ann Thome

Madison –

Barbara Ann Thome, received the best birthday gift, being reunited with her Lord, on Thursday, September 22, 2022. She was born on September 22, 1939, in Chippewa Falls, WI, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn (Young) Paul. Barb graduated from McDonell High School, Chippewa Falls in 1957. In her early years, she loved teaching dance. Barb was united in marriage to John M. Thome on August 28, 1965, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls. She worked in accounts payable for many years, including time at WPS and Alliant Energy.

Barb was a phenomenal cook and loved to entertain. She also enjoyed big band music and most of all, the wonderful memories she made with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, John; her children, Katherine (Ron) Niebuhr and Daniel (Missy) Thome; and her grandchildren, Kaiden (Ky), Miles, Madden and Kasey. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022, at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Avenue. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Friday at the church.

Barb’s last advice to everyone was, “Be Nice!”

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Avenue 608-249-8257


30 Sep


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Peter Catholic Church 5001 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
30 Sep

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

St. Peter Catholic Church 5001 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
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  • 09/27/2022

  • 09/27/2022

    I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Barb and family are in my thoughts and prayers. She was the sweetest, most kind person I know. We worked together at WPS and spent a lot of time together talking about her grandkids and my kids (they are close in age) and comparing notes about things they were going through in school and with friends etc. Barb was so proud of her kids and grandkids and always had such nice things to say about them. May Barb rest in peace with our Heavenly Father and be free of pain. ♥ Maria Lamboley

  • 09/26/2022

    Barb was such a cool person. I worked with Barb at WP&L and she was so fun to be around. She loved the movie, Gone With The Wind, and many of us spent the night at her house watching the movie, it was a good time. I miss her. My condolences on her passing.

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