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Kathleen Thompson 1937-2007

Nov 27, 2007

Funeral service for Kathleen L. Thompson of Cylinder was Monday, Nov. 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David A. Morris officiated.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Honorary bearers were Kathleen’s nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers were George Kliegl, Gary Leonard, Bob Gilman, Jeff Ewoldt, Ron Myers, Dan Myers, Jeff Dixon, Troy Thompson and Todd Thompson.

Kathleen Thompson, 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City.

Kathleen Lucille Thompson, daughter of Albert D. and Marie F. (Brewer) Myers, was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Emmetsburg. She attended school in Emmetsburg, graduating in 1956. During high school Kathleen worked at Cook’s Drug Store.

On June 25, 1956, Kathleen was married to Justin Thompson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Kathleen went to work at the Palo Alto County Treasurer’s office in March 1957, where she was employed for 15 years before being elected Palo Alto County Treasurer. She served in this capacity for 35 years before her retirement in 2006. She was presented with a certificate of recognition for her service to the county by the President of the Iowa State Association of County Treasurers during her retirement party. Kathy loved her job and was always so willing to offer help to the citizens of Palo Alto County.

Kathy was a former member of the Congregational Church in Emmetsburg. She was also a member of I.S.A.C.

Surviving are her husband, Justin of Cylinder; two brothers, Gordon Myers of Hastings, NE and John Myers of Emmetsburg; three sisters, Audrey Edwards of Spencer, June Meusburger of Elgin, SC and Mary Ewoldt of Spencer; 31 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and countless friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Creveling; a brother, Charles Myers; and three nephews, Justin Dixon, Henry Pote and Charles Myers.

Kathy was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, aunt, and wife. She was a loyal and caring friend. The world is a far better place because Kathleen was here. She will be greatly missed.

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