Anna Mae Thompson, 88, formerly of Lititz, enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family

By on August 27, 2014

Anna Mae Thompson, 88, of Denver, and formerly of the Lititz area, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at home.

Her husband, the late Rev. Walter J. Thompson, passed away March 22, 2001. Born in Nickel Mines, PA, Anna was a daughter of the late John and Leta (Lowrey) Houck.

She worked at the Kinder Manufacturing Company for 16 years until her retirement in 1987. Anna was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Denver, loved the Lord, loved her kids, and loved her grandkids. She enjoyed spending time at the mountains and the river at Halifax and loved going to see Elvis impersonator Denny Heckard perform. Anna liked to travel, play card games, do puzzles, work in her flower beds, and her favorite color was purple.

Anna is survived by 10 children: James Thompson of Fla.; Thomas Thompson of Maine; Charles A. Wolf, Jr., husband of Tammy Blessing, of Ephrata; Diana Shaffer of Ephrata; Linda Rose of Denver; Gloria Weber of Denver; Edward Wolf, husband of Linda Ludwig, of Robesonia; Richard Wolf of Denver; Faith Yelk of Fla.; and Walter Thompson Jr., husband of Karen, of Maine; 26 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Anna was preceded in death by two sons: Jim and Tommy Thompson; one grandson: Troy Ludwig; one brother: John Houck; and three sisters: Jean Malehorn, Jane Ruoss, and Arlene Unangst.

Funeral services will be held at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St. Ephrata, PA 17522 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, with the Rev. Keith Sweitzer officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Place of interment will be Steinmetz Cemetery, Schoeneck.

Those who desire may make memorial donations in Anna’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice 248 E. Chestnut Hill Road. Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713

To send an online condolence visit Arrangements entrusted to Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata.

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