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Mary Ollie (Thompson) Eichorn

October 19, 1934 — January 29, 2023

DeFuniak Springs

Mary Ollie “MO” Eichorn age 88, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Sunday, January 29, 2023. She was born October 19, 1934, in DeFuniak Springs, the daughter of Ollie Marvin and Mary Vivian Hilliard Thompson.  She attended Walton County Schools and graduated with Walton’s Class of 1952.  For a time, she was employed at Eglin Air Force Base where she met her future husband, Herbert Fred Eichorn.

Mo was the last of a generation of her family that was born and raised during the Great Depression and World War II. She dearly loved all of her family and friends and cherished all of the time that she got to spend with them, whether at work, home, or play. She was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren in the example that she set as a hard worker – earnestly working a full-time job until her passing. She was even more of an inspiration to everyone in how much fun she was to be around. She could always make people laugh as she shared her love for life. She was a friend to all the people she worked with and loved at the Walton County Courthouse. After raising her two boys, she also raised her grandson Rusty as her son, and she loved him deeply until his passing in April of 2022. She will be greatly missed by everyone that was a part of her life.

She is predeceased by her mother and father, her husband, her brothers Russell and Hilliard Thompson, her sister Bessie Stone, and her grandson Rusty.

Among survivors are her sons, Marvin Eichorn (Judy) and Russ Eichorn (Cathy Price),   her grandchildren, Christopher Matlock (Niki), Kelley Honeycutt (Jason), and Jacob Eichorn, and her great grandchildren, Colin Matlock, Blake Matlock, Lincoln Matlock, Nathan Honeycutt, and Madison Eichorn.  Additional survivors are her nephews Wayne Thompson (Edie), Dick Thompson (Celia), Dent Thompson (Pepper), Mark Thompson and niece Terry Porter.  Also surviving is longtime friend and confidant Martha Ingle, and MO’s constant companion, ViVi.

Those asked to be pallbearers are Wade Carlan, Zack Floyd, Barnard Lindsey, James Hurley, Thomas Sconiers, Graham Campbell-Work, Paul Shaw, Jed Sconiers, Chad Cannon, Jay Bush, Brad Wright, and Jonathan Holmes.

Floral arrangements are being accepted or memorials may be made in Mary Ollie Eichorn’s memory to: First United Methodist Church of DeFuniak Springs, Post Office Box 9, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.

A time of visitation will be Friday, February 3, 2023, from 10 until 11:30 A.M. in the chapel of Evans-McDonald Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at 11:30 A.M.   Remarks will be made by Marvin Eichorn and Reverend Adam Peterson will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thompson Family Plot in Magnolia Cemetery.

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