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Ruth D. Thompson

The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Tuesday, 
October 25, 1983.  

"Ruth D. Thompson, 86, 115 N. 13th Street, and late of Nature 
Trail Nursing Home, died at 5 a.m. today in the nursing home.  
She was employed at the Mt. Vernon Register News for 35 years.  

Mrs. Thompson was born in Waltonville, January 3, 1897, the daughter 
of John David and Olive Luna (Gilbert) Dodds. On April 23, 1918 in 
Mt. Vernon, she married Charles J.Thompson, who died November 16, 1959.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hughey 
Funeral Home with the Rev. William Cuaser officiating. Burial will 
follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday 
at the funeral home.  

Survivors include two sons, Robert K. Thompson and his wife, Marian, 
of Mt. Vernon and William D. Thompson and his wife, Alma "Paka", of 
Warrensburg, Missouri; five grandchildren, Mrs. Charlotte Suhler of 
Darien, Connecticut; Mrs. Deb Dixon of Breese, Charles R. Thompson 
of New York City, Libby Thompson of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Sally 
Thompson of Minneapolis; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. 
Anna Reid of Centralia.  

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the First Community Church, the Order of 
Eastern Star Chapter No. 233 and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  
She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a past 
president of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Mt. Vernon Woman's Club.  

Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers."

Submitted by: Family Links
Feb 25, 2003

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