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Wilma Thompson

Wilma Thompson, 92, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Chanute Health Care Center.  
She was born on Nov. 17, 1920 in Osborne to Elmer and Hazel (Sellers) Yarnell. On Jan. 29, 1939, she married Joseph Claude Thompson in Kimball. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1973.
Wilma is survived by her children, Joe and Carol Thompson, Elsmore; Milly and Larry Cress, Belton, Texas, Garry Thompson, Elsmore, and Dixie and Richard Scobee of Welda; ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren; and one brother Laurel Yarnell, Buffalo.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. Burial will follow in Leanna Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to Tri-Valley and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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