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Jewell Marie Thompson

Jewell Marie Thompson, age 99 of Linn, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.


Jewell was born November 7, 1920, in Bonnots Mill, a daughter to the late Frank and Esther (Smith) Hubert.


She was a 1936 graduate of Cadet Creek School and attended Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg where she received her teaching degree. 


On January 7, 1943, she was united in marriage to Otto “Ray” Thompson in Jefferson City.  He preceded her in death on July 13, 2000.


After graduating from Missouri State Teachers College, she taught for 5 years during the 1930’s at the one room Deer Creek and Cadet Creek Schools.  She was also a substitute teacher while helping her husband on the farm.  Later she was employed by the Missouri Division of Family Services becoming the Osage County Director before retiring in 1986.


She was a charter member of the Linn First Baptist Church where she served as the past Church Historian, past Treasurer, pianist, Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school teacher, as well as serving on many other church committees.  She was fondly known as the “Matriarch of the Church”.


Jewell enjoyed gardening, crocheting, embroidery, helping on the farm after her retirement.  But her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.


Jewell is survived by: one son, Gordon Thompson and his wife Rose Mary of Lees Summit; three daughters, Sharon Washabaugh and her husband Jim of Jefferson City, Nadine Anderson and her husband Gary of Linn, and Dana Goldschmidt and her husband Peter of Jefferson City; twelve grandchildren, David (Amy) Thompson, Ryan (Ashleigh) Thompson, Paul (Katie) Thompson, Jonathan (Alyson) Thompson, Jennifer (Corey) Tapley, Steven (Shana) Washabaugh, Jessica Anderson, Julie (Travis) Painter, Ashley Anderson, Kristen (Kevin) Hartmann, Pamela (Adam Nadelson) Goldschmidt and Peter A. Goldschmidt; fourteen great grandchildren, Taylor, William, Levi, Mary, Jayci, Camryn, and Kinley Thompson, Holly, Joseph, and Rosaleigh Washabaugh, Anna Tapley, Landon and Oliver Painter, and Kennedy Hartmann.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn.  


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Linn with Rev. David Krueger officiating.  Interment will be in the Linn Public Cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to First Baptist Church, Special Learning Center or Goldschmidt Cancer Center.

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Jewell was one of the truly GOOD people God put on this earth for those of us who needed reminding of what that is. I was fortunate to be her neighbor and to know her from Family Services meetings. I'll never forget the kindness and common sense she brought to many families of Osage County.

Susan Smith Jan 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jewell Thompson

Carol Porting Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences on the loss of the kindest, most loving lady Ive ever known. Jewell was my first boss when I took a part time job at the Osage County DFS Office while in high school. She was wonderful role model and good friend. She will always hold a special place in my heart.

Janice Frank Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

One great lady will be missed - lots of wonderful memories when we were at church in the Parson House

Linda L Roberts Jan 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jewell Thompson

Rhonda McCleary Phillips Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jewell Thompson

Evelyn Perkins Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

Your Dad will be rejoicing that she has returned to him. She always a smile on her face & a kind word for all. What a blessing she was to all her knew her. Our deepest sympathys.

Don & Pam Roddy Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

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