Clark County Clipper, October 13, 1927

Passed Away

Mr. G. Thompson passed away Monday morning after many months of illness.

Since early last spring, Mr. Thompson has not been able to get about and has been confined to his bed or chair most of the time.  Owing to conditions of his heart he was unable to lie down and had to be kept in a sitting position.

The funeral is being held today at 2 p.m. at the Christian church in Englewood and burial will be made in the Butler cemetery west of Englewood.

Clark County Clipper, October 27, 1927


Grenade Thompson was born at Vandalia, Illinois, July 14, 1856 and passed away October 10, 1927, age 71 years, 2 months and 26 days.

He lost his father at the age of five and grew to manhood under his mother's care, after which he came to Kansas and at the age of 35 was married to Janie M. Krider at Englewood, where they lived for a short time, then moved to Desoto, Kansas, where they resided until their return in October, 1909.

To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters.  The oldest son, Johnny O. Thompson was called from the home in October 1918 and laid to rest with the soldiers in France.  Mr. Thompson and his son were baptized in the Christian faith in 1912.  He was a quiet home loving man deeply devoted to his children and cherished the friendships of his earlier life.  He was a patient sufferer for nearly a year.  Though noticing a great deal the loss usual activity about the home, all that a loving companion could do for his restoration to health was done only to fail.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Janie Thompson, his daughters, Mrs. Clyde Butts and Mrs. Sidney Butler of Englewood, a son, Kenneth of Egeland, North Dakota and Herbert and Leona of the home and 8 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Tom Edwards of Englewood and a brother, Newton Thompson of Topeka.

Ages ago the Rock was cleft
For those of health and strength bereft,
Its towering strength shall ever oppose,
This hour of death and all its woes.
The shadowy form, will ever show
In the sullen stream and overflow.
And speed the day, on swifter wing
When death shall have no cruel sting.
Where we may walk, by sight as well,
Tho' faith, can many a doubt dispel.
And ever be in the tender care,
Of Him, who answers the sick Man's prayer.
Who knelt in faith in the twilight dim,
For strength to face the enemy grim.
Waiting the days and the morning hour
"Waiting in weakness to walk in power"
Which from on high will ever abound
Till the day we rest in peace profound.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to the friends and neighbors for their kind and ready help and for the sympathy so expressively given during the death of our husband and father and for the flowers and floral offerings.

Mrs. Janie Thompson,
Mrs. Clyde Butts,
Mrs. Sidney Butler,
Kenneth Herbert and Leona Thompson.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 19, 2005.

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