Wendell Thompson

Wendell E. Thompson, 73, of Havana died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his residence.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, a son of Hiram P. and Clela Mae Groff Thompson. He married Betty Ann Shaw on May 16, 1947, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 1964. He married Patty Peters on May 4, 2001, in Arkansas. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Carroll (and Pam) of New Castle, Ind., and Terry (and Angie) of Lewistown; one daughter, Joyce Palmer of Galesburg; one adopted son, Robert; three stepsons, Larry (and Sherri) Fortney of Chapin, Roy (and Erica) Peters of Camdenton, Mo., and Raymond Peters of Havana; one stepdaughter, Julie Peters of Havana; one sister, Bonnie (and Artie) Shaw of Davenport, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin, and one granddaughter, Amber.

He had been a farmer. He also had served as Woodland Township Road Commissioner and had worked at Skiles Fertilizer in Astoria. He had owned and operated The Varsity restaurant in Lewistown and Skateland in Havana. He also had worked for Friends Fabulous Fruits in Havana for 16 years.

Graveside services were held today at 2 p.m. at Astoria Cemetery in Astoria with Rev. Cliff Parry officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Wendell Thompson Memorial Fund, in care of First Bank in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2001

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