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Herman A. Thompson

Herman A. Thompson

Herman A. Thompson, 95, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 10:45 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.

Herman was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Hart County, Ky., to Earl Thompson and Pauline Freeman Thompson. He was married to Mary Ann Thompson on Dec. 15, 1972, in Urbana, Ill. She preceded him in death on April 9, 2015.

Survivors include seven children, Debbie Beasey, Buffalo, Ind.; Sharon Dawkins (Steve), Quincy, Ill.; Carol Childers, Quincy; Penny Albertson (Karl), Quincy; Sally Koetters (Mike), Ocala, Fla.; and Odie Bunch, Jr. (Carol Mae), Quincy; one brother, Tommy Thompson, Lafayette, Ind.; three sisters, Martha Jean Eason, Danville, Ill.; Mary Ann Simpson, Nancy, Ky.; and Genny Heremza, Villages, Fla. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Earl Thompson, Robert Thompson and Linwood Thompson; and one sister, Iona Bechtel.

Professionally Herman was a salesman working for several different companies over the years.

In his free time Herman enjoyed fishing and playing the guitar.

He attended Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23, at Lewis Bothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Alvin Lewis officiated. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Dambacher, Nick Kryda, Steve Dawkins, Steve Dearing, David Eason, Danny Christy and Karl Albertson.

Memorials may be made to the Mission Hill Baptist Church for the Mission Hillers Band.

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