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Robert K. "Bob" Thompson

OBITUARY: The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Tuesday, 
June 17, 1986.  "Robert K. "Bob" Thompson, 65, 1500 Pace Avenue, died at 3:02 
a.m. June 16, 1986, in Good Samaritan Hospital.  Mr. Thompson was born 
November 5, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, a son of Charles J. and Ruth D. (Dodds) 
Thompson.  On October 18, 1941, at St. Charles, Missouri, he married Marian 
L. Manley, who survives.  The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey 
Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Robert D. Harmon officiating.  Burial will 
follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at Hughey Funeral Home after 6 
p.m. today.  Mr. Thompson was associated with, and held several positions 
with The Register News for 39 years, serving last as general manager.  
Following that he worked for Century 21 Bee Realtors as a real estate 
salesman.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Thompson is survived by one son, 
Charles R. Thompson of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. John S. (Charlotte) 
Suhler of Darien, Connecticut, and Mrs. Chris G. (Debi) Dixon of Breese; one 
brother, William D. Thompson of Warrensburg, Mo.; five grandchildren, Ashley, 
Courtney and Brooke Suhler and Charlee and Casey Dixon; and several neices 
and nephews.  Mr. Thompson was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.  He 
was also a member of the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF & AM, Ainad 
Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, Jeffeson County Shrine Club, Oakwood 
Cemetery Board, Green Hills Country Club and Mt. Vernon Moose Lodge.  He was 
a World War II Army veteran.  Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal 
Church or the Oakwood Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.  Mr. 
Thompson was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents."

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