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James Wm. "Bob" Thompson

d. February 11, 2005

Monday, February 14, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis.
Music provided by: Joy Davis, organist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brent Thompson, Eugene Kirtlink, Raymond Kirtlink, Paul Kirtlink, John Wallace, Frankie Wallace and Rodney Nolan. Honorary pallbearers were: Eugene Wallace, Charles McCollum, Leon Schwab, Kenneth Herlinger, Gary Heim, Norman Heim and Wilber Rentfro.

James W. "Bob" Thompson passed away at 5:28 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Bob was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia. He and his family had farmed south of Vandalia for many years before he and wife Helen moved to town in 1985. Bob enjoyed attending the supper club meetings and playing cards. He also enjoyed gardening and walking around Vandalia.

Born: May 17, 1920 in rural Vandalia the son of Milton Orwin and Susan Jane (Burns) Thompson.

Married: Helen Emma Jean Myrick on October 15, 1955 in St. Louis; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Helen of Vandalia; one son, Craig and wife, Karen Thompson of Taipei, Taiwan; one daughter, Lisa and husband, Terry Newland of Vandalia; one brother, Milton Thompson of Lebanon; three sisters, Fern Kirtlink of Vandalia; Mary Sue Gibson of Peoria, Arizona and Anna M. Kinnaird of McKinneyville, California; seven grandchildren, Amy, Betsy and Wesley Newland; Peter, Samuel, Jesse and Ema Thompson.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Orwin Lee Thompson and one grandson, James W. Newland.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 240, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

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