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Dorothy I Thompson

1930 - 2021


Dorothy Irene Thompson, 90, of Macomb, formerly of Blandinsville passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021 at The Lamoine Assisted Living Center in Macomb.

She was born on September 27, 1930 in LaHarpe to Emil and Brady Florence Dulaney Burford. She married Lloyd W. Thompson on May 10, 1951 in LaHarpe. They were married 60 years and one day before he passed away on May 11, 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Lloyd Thompson, Jr; one daughter Barbara Ann Thompson; one sister Jean Hitz; her brother, David Burford and her step-mother, Eva Burford.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Beth (Kerry) Gebhardt of Blandinsville, Susan (Jim) Walton of Indianapolis, Indiana, Chuck Thompson of Marietta, Georgia, and Donna (Neal) Ford of Sciota; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Debra DeHaven Foster.

She was a nurse in her early life then worked at King-Seeley Thermos for nearly 20 years. While there she was the secretary for the United Steelworkers of America union, meeting Governor Dan Walker. Her love of crafting served her well as a member of he McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary. After retiring she became the local correspondent for the Daily Dispatch Moline, Illinois newspaper. She belonged to the Blandinsville First Baptist Church until its closure where she served as Deacon and Trustee and then joined the Blandinsville First Christian Church. She was also a member of the Blandinsville Believers Rug Looming Group.

She was affectionately known to many people as Grandma T.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverends Dean Reeverts, Gordon Blankenship and Andy Dressler officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville-Hire Fire and Rescue Squad or the Blandinsville Library.

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Kim Evans

March 24, 2021 6:18 PM

Extending my deepest sympathy to the family. I was a classmate of Chuck and Donna wasn't far behind us at NHS. So sorry for your loss. 

Annette Carper

March 24, 2021 11:45 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of dear Dorothy.  She was a lovely woman who I enjoyed visiting with.  Thinking of you all! 

Roger L Oliver

March 23, 2021 9:05 AM

Dorothy was a good woman who raised a good family.  I first got to know her when we both worked at King Seeley.  We became life long friends.  Two things about her was that you never had to ask what she was thinking and she never sent the messenger.  Rest in peace Dorothy.

Sally McGowen Day

March 23, 2021 7:51 AM

I was saddened to hear this news. Dorothy was one of the first people I knew when I moved to Blandinsville
In 1971. I have many how many remembrances of her and her children. I am keeping you all in my heart and in my thoughts. Sally Day

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