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February 11, 2014

Joanne Palmer Thompson

Career Center retiree lived in Findley Township

- — Joanne Palmer Thompson of Findley Township (Mercer), passed away at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 73.

Mrs. Thompson was born Nov. 12, 1940, in New Castle to William Frances Palmer and Sarah Ann Raney Palmer.

She retired after almost 24 years of dedicated service at the Career Center located at Mercer on Greenville Road in Coolspring Township.

Joanne was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and reading.

Her husband, Wendell Charles Thompson Sr., whom she married Sept. 26, 1959, survives at the residence.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, Wendell Charles “Chuck” Thompson Jr. and his wife Dee, Fredonia; two daughters, Robin L. Jones, Las Vegas; and Renae L. Ehlenbach, Mercer; two brothers, William F. Palmer, Huntington, W.Va.; and David R. Palmer, Morrisville, Pa.; four grandsons, Ryan C. Jones, Cody P. Thompson, Randall W. Jones and Cameron Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Dana L. Thompson.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen M. Miller and Mary E. Bodendorfer; and three brothers, George W., Charles E. and James L. Palmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3208 B Wilmington Road, Box 5037, New Castle, PA 16105.

THOMPSON

Mrs. Wendell Charles (Joanne Palmer) Sr., 73, Findley Township.

Calling hours: There will be no public visitation or viewing.

Service: Private funeral services by SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF LEESBURG, 1778 Perry Highway, Springfield Township.

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