St. Joseph, Missouri - Donald Thompson 78, formerly of Wathena, Kansas passed away Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Don was born on July 1, 1933 in Mattoon, Illinois to Rev. William H. & Edna Mae (Hash) Thompson.
Don served in the U.S. Navy. Don owned & operated Don’s body shop in Wathena.
Don married Mary Ellen Kincaid on April 4, 1952 in Reno, Nevada. She survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by his parent & a brother, Gerald Thompson.
Additional survivors: son, Jack Thompson of St. Joseph, Missouri and a daughter, Linda Westrem of North Kansas City, Missouri. Grandchildren, Jacob, Rebecca, Bobbi, Russ & Michelle; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Chloe & Kirsten, a sister, Belva O’Neal of Union Star, Missouri & nephews. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Union Star, Missouri, with Pastor Bob Caldwell officiating. Visitation: 6-8 Friday evening at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas, where friends may call after 3 P.M. Thursday. Burial: Union Star Cemetery Memorials: Cancer Center of St. Joseph, Missouri.