Grace M. Thompson, age 89, died Wednesday afternoon, at Hutchinson, Kansas.
She was born June 3, 1922, in rural Hodgeman County, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Ella Fox Watson. As a young girl she attended Garden City High School.
On November 30, 1940, she married Samuel E. Thompson at Syracuse, Kansas. After their marriage the couple made their home in Meade where she maintained their home. On November 30, 1966, her husband passed away in an accident. After his death she returned to school, receiving her nurses training and began her nursing career. She later moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, living there for many years.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery work, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by:
Two sons, Larry W. Thompson of Edgewood, New Mexico
Gary D. Thompson of Hutchinson, Kansas
Two daughters, Gloria A. McKinney of Englewood, Kansas
Carol E. Ullum of Hutchinson, Kansas
A borther, Don Watson of Wichita, Kansas
A half-brother, Ken Blanscet of Oregon
Seven Grandchildren Many Great-Grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Fran L. Adams; two brothers, Joseph and Homer Watson; a sister Minnie Peery; two grandsons; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Meade, with Pastor Gordon Paulsen presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the Hospice Care of Kansas in care of the funeral home.
Personal Condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com