Archive for Thursday, November 16, 2006

Britton C. Thompson


November 16, 2006

Services for Britton C. Thompson, 79, Chanute, were Wednesday, Nov. 8, at First Christian Church in Chanute. Burial with military honors was in Swede Center Cemetery in rural Chanute.

Mr. Thompson died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at his daughter's home in Thayer.

He was born March 8, 1927, in Bartlett, Ill., the son of Lester and Amelia Nesler Thompson. He was raised in Chanute and was a longtime resident of Eudora.

Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War and was stationed in California. He operated his family's dairy in Chanute until 1994. He served as a secretary on the Coop Board, was a committee member for FSA, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Farm Bureau and Neosho County College Endowment Foundation. He was also a member of First Christian Church for 70 years and served as deacon until his health failed.

He married Dessie Petty on Nov. 1, 1950, in Sacramento, Calif. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Ted Thompson and Dan Thompson, Lawrence; two daughters, Teri Eastman and Sherrie Brant; two sisters, Alice Ruggles, Ozark, Mo., and Edith McGurk, Topeka; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the church or St. Jude's Hospital, sent in care of the funeral home, 16 N. Forest, Chanute 66720.

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