Paula Kay Crompton, Janesville, WI
August 28, 1959 - October 16, 2017
Paula Kay Crompton, age 58, died at Agrace Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Janesville, WI, on October 16th. She died as a result of Metastatic Breast Cancer. Paula was born on August 28th, 1959, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, to Thomas and Diane Crompton. She attended Parker High School, graduating in 1977, and was active in band and choir, as well as in track, lettering three years in a row and breaking the school record for short time. She later attended and graduated from Blackhawk Technical College, with a degree in Accounting. She lived in Janesville throughout her life, working for many years providing Home Day Care Services at her own business, “Paula’s Play Place.” Later in life, she worked at both Saint Elizabeth Manor and Edgerton Care Center as an Activity Coordinator. She was a devoted and loving mother, who raised four children. Paula was an avid gardener, especially fond of both Hostas and Daylilies, hybridizing many of her own. Many people knew her as “The Plant Lady”, a nickname she was fond of. She was also an avid photographer, rarely seen without a camera in hand. Many of her favorite subjects were her family and children, plays and musicals, as well as her flowers, of which she would go on to a publish a photography book. Her other great passion in life was music. Being a gifted singer and pianist, she participated in choirs in high school and beyond, and introduced many children to the wonders of song. Paula will be especially remembered for all that she gave to others, be it friends and family, children, the elderly, or anybody that she encountered. She gave what she could to everyone.
Survivors include her mother, Diane Crompton; her wonderful sisters and brother: Ramona Galloway, Sue Huber, Pattie Raufman and Michael Crompton; along with her four children: Sarah Evenson, Brian Evenson, Isaac Evenson and Amy Warrichaiet; and one grandchild, Orion Hill. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Crompton.
A celebration of life, which is open to the public, will be held for Paula at Sportsman Park on Highway 51 in Janesville from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st. The Eulogy will be given at noon, followed by an opportunity for any friends, family and loved ones to speak and share memories of Paula.
Thanks is given to the Amazing Staff at Mercy Hospital who helped Paula over the past three years, as well as to Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative care. Thanks as well to Bonnie Kanter-Braem and Vicki Albers-Cottam, two of Paula’s life-long friends. A very special thanks is given, above all else, to Sandra Mascari-Devitt, who started out as Paula’s Breast Cancer Advocate at Mercy Hospital, but ended up becoming a member of the family and one of Paula’s very best friends, who she called “Her angel.”