| June/July 1998

EMERY A. 'TOM' THOMPSON, 90, 338 Chestnut Street, Versailles, Ohio died Friday, March 13, at 3:25 a.m. at his home. He had been ill for two years.

Born December 7, 1907, in Oran, he was the son of Offie and Bertha Millhoff Thompson. He was married October 21, 1939, to the former Esther Weidner. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Thomas of Arcanum and Arthur of Celina; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one brother, Harvey; and seven sisters, Clora May Holsinger, Gladys Painter, Ruth Mills, Dorothy Johnson, Opal Schneider, Mary Byers and Delores Black.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

He was a member of the Darke County Steam Threshers Association for 30 years, a member of the Portland, Indiana, Antique Engine Association and attended church at Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles. He formerly worked as a mechanic for Claude Rhoades and retired from the Miller-Meteor Company in Piqua in 1972.

Submitted by Arthur Gaier, 10905 Reed Rd., Versailles, OH 45380.