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LILLIE JESSIE THOMPSON "LILL" ELZA, age 88 years, a resident of Alpena, departed this life Thursday evening, September 26, 2002, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past several years, although death was unexpected.

She was born February 16, 1914, at Onego, Pendleton County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Amby Thompson and Delphia Payne Thompson. On July 20, 1935, she was married to Phillip Morton Elza, who preceded her in death March 9, 2002. Surviving are three sons, Troy Elza, Kenneth Elza, both of Alpena, Herald Elza, Bowden, two daughters, Rutholene Elza Nelson, Dry Fork, Mildred Elza, Alpena, two brothers, Achie Thompson, Alpena, Jerlo Thompson, Riverton, two sisters, Mary Thompson and Peachie Thompson, both of Riverton, eight grandchildren, Kathy Kerns, Linda Teter, Donald Nelson, Clifford Elza, Connie Rowe, Michael Elza, Patrick Elza and Julie Poling and three great grandchildren, Matt Elza, Brennan Elza and Kali Elza.

Preceding her in death besides her husband are three brothers, Hughie, Trummie and Dewey Thompson and one sister, Ressie Biller.

Mrs. Elza was a homemaker and had worked as a Cook for Nanny Harpers Boarding Home in her early years.

Cremation Services were provided by the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Sunday, October 6, 2002, from 1 to 2 PM, at which time a Memorial Service will be held with the Reverend Father William Anderson officiating.

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Lohr & Barb Funeral Home
120 1st St Elkins, WV 26241
Tel. (304) 636-4440