Archive for Thursday, August 17, 2000

Gerald H. Thompson

August 17, 2000

Gerald H. Thompson
1933-2000

Services for Gerald H. Thompson, 67, Lawrence, were Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Thompson died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at his home.

He was born July 15, 1933, in Pittville, Mo., the son of James Henry and Mabel May (Aisher) Thompson.

He grew up and attended schools in Missouri before moving to Jefferson County. In 1953, he moved to Lawrence and was a foreman for Everley Roofing. He retired in 1996. He worked for the Roofers Local No. 20 of Kansas City, Mo.

He was a Navy veteran.

He married Joan Mayhew on July 16, 1953, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Gerald L. Thompson, Lawrence, and Darrel H. Thompson, DeSoto; three daughters, Beverlee Dover, Linwood, Peggy Vanek, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Judy Salah, Lawrence; a sister, Merrley Blum, Holden, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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