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Pauline F Thompson
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Pauline Thompson, 61, passed away on Friday morning, March 3, 2017 at her home in Essex following a lengthy illness.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Essex Cemetery with Pastor Mel Hurst officiating.

Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service of Shenandoah in charge of arrangements.

Pauline F. Thompson, daughter of Harvey and Helen (Card) Snye, was born on February 9, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio. She entered into eternal peace on Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home in Essex, Iowa at the age of 61 years and 22 days.

Her early life was spent traveling with her parents since her father was in the military. Pauline lived in Coon Rapids, Minnesota for longest length of time, living with Ken and Maxine Garves. She was privileged to be able to travel quite a lot and especially enjoyed time in Hawaii. Pauline later moved to Maine in 1995.

On July 14, 2001, Pauline was united in marriage to Leonard Thompson in Newport, Maine. They made their home in Newport until moving to Essex, Iowa in 2007.

Through the years, Pauline managed an Original Cookie Store and owned and operated her own T-shirt shop. When she and Leonard moved to Essex, Pauline managed the Pro Shop at the Essex Golf Course until she had an accident and had to stop working.

Some of Pauline’s favorites were her swimming pool and her dog, Brandy. She also enjoyed painting pillow cases for everyone.

Preceding Pauline in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Thompson of Essex; three daughters, Jenell Crist and husband Steve of Hugo, MN, Jessica Ulrich and husband John of Glen Carbon, IL and Melissa Bigtas and husband Allan of Glen Carbon, IL; two step sons, Dean Thompson and wife Maria and Shane Thompson and wife Holly, all of Colorado; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Burnell Mee of Ohio, Denny Snye of and Harvey Snye, both of New York; two sisters, Linda Grubs of Ohio and Robin Miller of Arizona; father and mother-in-law, Alfred and JoAnne Thompson of Nebraska; other relatives and friends.

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10:00 AM
Essex Cemetery

RR Essex, IA 51638
Essex, IA 51638

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Essex Cemetery

RR Essex, IA 51638
Essex, IA 51638


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