Pulaski Township resident Betty Lou Thompson, 86, of 1111 Cotton Road, New Wilmington, died at 6:15 a.m. April 3, 2009, in her home.

Born Nov. 9, 1922, in Muddy Creek Township, Butler County, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Florence Gurtner.

She married Francis R. Thompson on April 12, 1941. He died Dec. 1, 1996.

Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker. She and her husband were the sixth generation owning and operating the Grade A Dairy Family Farm.

She collected dolls and loved to garden.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of King’s Chapel Methodist Church in Neshannock Township, where she often helped with the church bazaars.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth and Larry Zuschlag of Harrisburg, Dorothy Woods of Beloit, Ohio, and Grace and Robert McGary Jr. of Volant; a son, Dale Thompson at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Bill Grande of Sharon; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Chuck and Bob; a son, George; and a son-in-law, Ronald Woods.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington. A service will conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Barbara Moore of King’s Chapel Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Neshannock Cemetery, New Wilmington.

Memorial contributions may be made to King’s Chapel Methodist Church, Old Pulaski Road, New Castle, Pa. 16105.

Please sign the guestbook at www.legacy.com/ncnewsonline/Obituaries.asp

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