Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Maude Thompson (1881-1958)

My grand-aunt Maude Alberti Martindale, daughter of Ambrose B. and Sarah (Forshee) Martindale, was born 12 November 1881 in Missouri and married Richard Albert Thompson on 29 April 1900. She died 24 December 1958 in Missouri.

“THOMPSON, MAUDE (nee Martindale), Wed., Dec. 24, 1958, widow of the late Richard Thompson, dear mother of Mrs. Verna Kohlberg, Ivan (Walter), Edwin, Guy and the late Maymie Wilson and Robert Thompson, dear sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

Funeral from HOFFMEISTER Chapel, 7814 S. Broadway, Sat., 9 a. m., to Hopewell, Mo., Cemetery. Member of Mellow Memorial Methodist Church and Venus Chapter No. 153. O. E. S.”

[Source: Undated obituary for Maude Thompson from unknown newspaper, Spurlock, Mamie Olive (Martindale), Scrapbook, ca 1950-1970; privately held by Cheryl Anne (Chaney) Beaver, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lone Grove, Oklahoma. 2010. Photocopy in possession of Denise Spurlock.]

© 2012 Denise Spurlock


  1. I like the inclusion of "dear" in an otherwise just-the-facts-ma'am obituary.

    1. I also liked that all the relationships were listed - from sister-in-law to great-grandmother!