Ruth Evelyn Thompson
Ruth Evelyn Thompson
  • November 6, 1922 - July 4, 2017
  • Boonville, Missouri

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Ruth E. Thompson, 94, of Boonville, MO passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Cooper County Hospital in Boonville, MO.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at William Wood Funeral Home, 517 4th St, Boonville, MO. Graveside service will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Helena Cemetery in Helena, MO.

Ruth was born on November 6, 1922 in Ludington, MI to Walter H. and Velma E. (Gould) Johnson who preceded her in death. She graduated from Ludington high School, Ludington, MI. Ruth married Daniel (Tommy) Thompson on August 21, 1945 at Ft. Hood, TX who preceded her in death in 1995. She was a homemaker, and also worked alongside her husband as a secretary for many years. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Boonville, MO, where she was a member of the Lutheran Altar Guild and Bible Study. Ruth enjoyed knitting and reading and was a member of a local book club.

Survivors include: two children, Barbara Melloway of Jefferson City, MO and Daniel Thompson of Boonville, MO; four grandsons, Charles (Monica) Melloway, Christopher (Jen) Melloway, Curtis (Cari) Melloway and Collin Thompson; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Walter Johnson; one brother-in-law, John Quinn and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Quinn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1001 Immanuel Dr, Boonville, MO 65233.