JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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OBITURARY: 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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