Frances M. Thompson, 98, Patoka

Frances M. Thompson, 98, of Patoka, died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Doctors Nursing Home in Salem.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Patoka American Legion, with the Rev. Clayton Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Patoka Cemetery. Day Funeral Home in Patoka was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Donors choice.

Mrs. Thompson was born on Feb. 19, 1909 in Patoka Township in Marion County, the daughter of Clinton and Elvira McHaney Livesay. She married Dial Wheeling Thompson on Aug. 7, 1957; he died on Dec. 6, 1957.

She was a lifelong resident of the area, working for Brown Shoe Co. for 28 years. Mrs. Thompson was in charge of the stitching department and retired in 1957. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Patoka, where she was a member of the Women of the Church, taught Sunday school and served on many committees.

She is survived by a sister, Estelle Slavik of Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Margaret and her husband Maurice Smith of Vandalia, William Red Livesay of Vandalia and Betty Jones of Patoka.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, William Livesay Sr., Gerald Livesay, Glenn Livesay, Sherman Livesay, Allen Livesay, Harold Livesay and Clarence Livesay; and sisters, Lillie Norton, Elizabeth Whitehurst and Phyllis Jernigan.

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