Electa Thompson - May 02, 2009Electa Thompson, 77, of Aurora, died Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Ansley. Visitation is Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Electa Frances (Ferguson) Thompson was born March 29, 1932 to Lewis and Elsie (Vogler) Ferguson in Ansley.
She graduated from Ansley High School in 1950 and then worked at the Safeway store in Broken Bow.
In 1952, she met and married Charles A. Neal and they moved to South Dakota. After his death in 1954, she and her son, Roger Lynn, moved to Ansley where she purchased a new car from Charlie Thompson, after which they started dating. They married on Oct. 3, 1955.
She made her husband and children her career.
She loved teaching CPR and did so for many years and was an EMT for the Ansley Volunteer Squad. She enjoyed working the bloodmobile, was a member of Ansley First Baptist Church, American Baptist Women, Ansley Woman’s Club, Extension Club and Job’s Daughters. She received the Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor Award in 1984. She loved growing roses and irises until she discovered snakes love to climb irises.
She moved to Aurora four years ago where she made her home at Hamilton Manor.
Survivors include sons, Roger (Susan) Thompson of Kansas City, Mo., Dana (Sheri) Thompson of Aurora; daughters, Frances (Steve) Linegar of Gothenburg and Kim (Ed) Schulte of Ansley; stepchildren, Charles “Bill” (Carol) Thompson of Fort Collins, Colo., Russell (Jeanne) Thompson of Urbandale, Iowa, Barbara (Richard) Abel of Montrose, Colo., and Mary Jane (James) Mitera of Hastings; sisters-in-law, Alethea Ferguson, Donita Ferguson and Dorothy Province, all of Broken Bow, Marlene Rempel of Buhler, Kan. and Betty Thompson of Ansley; brother-in-law, Jack Hartford of Leeton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany Holm, Stephanie Ricley, Josh Thompson, Dawn Pennington, Riley Thompson, Cerissa Linegar, Joel Schulte, Vanessa Linegar, Brittney Schulte, Dillon Linegar, Drew Thompson and Carter Thompson; two great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son; husbands, Charles Neal and Charles B. Thompson; brothers, Virgil, Ivan, Theodore, Kenneth and Vernon “Pete” and sisters, Marjorie Coble and Norma Hartford.
Memorials are directed to First Baptist Church in Ansley, Ansley Fire and Rescue and Hamilton Manor in Aurora.