Edith L. Essary Thompson

*Contributed by Sharlene Coontz Meyer.  Thanks, Sharlene!

From: Times-Leader, pub. March 26, 1981



Funeral services for Edith L. Thompson, 61, Route 3, McLeansboro, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 22 at the Gholson Funeral Home here with the Rev. Ernie Essary officiating.  Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery here.

She died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, March 20 in Hamilton Memorial Hospital.

A housewife, Mrs. Thompson was born in Hamilton County on October 15, 1919 – the daughter of the late Isam & Mattie “Hargrove” Essary.  She  was married to Millage Thompson—who survives.

She was a member of the Dale Christian Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include four sons; Larry, Eldorado; Jimmy, Aurora, Bob, currently servicing in the U. S. Army; Rex, McLeansboro; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Smith, Mrs. Verla Langley and Miss Teresa Thompson all of McLeansboro; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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