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Josephine Amelia Dunkel Thompson, 102, passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at Brookside Assisted Living in Overbrook.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church. Visitation will follow.

She was born July 10, 1910, in Hopkinton, Iowa, to Ernest and Angeline Wheeler Dunkel.

She lived on a farm in Hastings, Minn., until she was 10 years old. At that time she moved with her family to a farm north of Pomona.

She married Oden Thompson May 12, 1930. They farmed in the Pomona and Michigan Valley communities. Not only did she work on the farm, but she was involved in many community activities.

She held various leadership positions in the Methodist churches in these towns. She always was involved in county extension and 4-H clubs. She was a member of Nightcrawlers Camper Club. She loved playing cards and working on various craft projects. She still was making quilts a week before her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings and her husband, Oden, who passed away Sept. 27, 2003.

Survivors include Arlon and wife, Melvina, Everett and wife, Patricia, Gary and wife, Sue, all of rural Quenemo; Charles and wife, Ellen, Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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