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Mary Thompson


Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:01 p.m. CDT

Mary “Spence” Thompson, 72, of Creston died July 26, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home.

A celebration of life graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Albia. The Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. Memorials may be given to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Mary “Spence” Eloise (Spencer) Thompson, daughter of Agnes Ann (Foster) and Joe B. Spencer, was born July 10, 1942, in Lovilia.

Mary graduated from Lovilia High School in 1960 and she continued her studies in nursing at Mercy School of Nursing in Des Moines.

On Nov. 20, 1965, Mary married Harold Dalton in Lovilia.

They settled in Creston where she began working for Greater Community Hospital as a registered nurse.

On April 19, 1991, Mary married Charles Thompson in Creston.

Mary retired in 2003 after serving at the hospital for 37 years.

Mary was an active member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was part of the Catholic Daughters; she also was a member of Crestmoor Golf Club.

Mary is survived by her special friend Gerald Sticken; daughters, Michelle (Kelly) James of Mount Ayr and Pamela (Brett) Mathis of Des Moines; special friends, Bruce and Wendy Sticken of Creston; and grandchildren, Leigh, Mike, Anne and Kate James and Maddie Mathis.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband Charles Thompson.

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