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Erma Laura Dittmer Thompson
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1920
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 7, 2013
Clay County
Missouri, USA

Erma Laura Thompson, age 93, of La Monte, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her daughter's home in Gladstone, MO.

She was born March 28, 1920, the daughter of Albert and Helen (Steffens) Dittmer in Concordia, MO.

On November 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Earl T. Thompson in Butler, MO. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1996.

Erma was an excellent cook, gardener, and homemaker. She was baptized at the Evangelical Bethel Church in Concordia, MO. Erma was a member of the La Monte Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and helped with many church activities. She was a former member of the Nautilus Club of La Monte and also volunteered for many school activities with the La Monte school district.

Erma is survived by her son, Bob E. Thompson and wife Bobbie of La Monte, MO, and daughter, Betty Sue Bennett of Gladstone, MO; one sister, Helen Gehrken of Sweet Springs, MO; two grandchildren, Bill Thompson and Becky Wood, both of La Monte, MO; and five great-grandchildren: Justin, Jason, Billie Kay, Carson Thompson, and Austin Wood.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Omar and Wilbert Dittmer, and three sisters: Mildred Dittmer, Alverna Vogt, and Esther Willard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the La Monte Methodist Church with Reverend Debbie Arvelo officiating. Pallbearers will be: Justin Thompson, Jason Thompson, Brian Wood, Bob DeMotte, Harold Dilthey, Gerry Gehrken, Randy Martin, and Gerald Huddleston.

Interment will follow at Knob Noster Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the La Monte Methodist Church and can be left in care of Moore Funeral Home in La Monte, MO..

Published in on May 10, 2013 
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Knob Noster Cemetery
Knob Noster
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: May 09, 2013
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