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Virginia M. (Gerwick) Thompson

VIRGINIA M. (Gerwick) THOMPSON, 93, of Eau Claire passed away Monday afternoon at Parker Personal Care Home of natural causes.

Born in Emlenton, Pa. on February 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George F. And Edith Milford Gerwick.

She was a graduate of the former Emlenton High School and was married to Charles C. Thompson who passed away January 30, 2001.

A member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Eau Claire, she was also affiliated with Six Points Church of God of Prophecy.

She had been employed for over fifteen years with the former J.M. Beatty Grocery of Eau Claire and then had been an active worker at the Community Christian Thrift Store since it opened in December of 2001.

Ginny was a former active member of Parks and Recreation of Eau Claire, the Emlenton Over 55 Club, and the Girls Nite Out Card Club of Eau Claire (over 25 years). She loved music and dancing and was a member of the following: Music and Dancing Club of Butler, life member of New Castle Music Assn., and life member of Little Nashville Music Assn.

For many local folks, she was the “go-to girl” for clothing alterations of any kind.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Melinda (Michael) Hanrahan of Winchester, VA., and two sons: C. Ronald (Debbie) Thompson and Robert A. (Tammy) Thompson all of Parker; also survived by seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Gertrude (Trudy) Ritts, and brothers Howard and Harold Gerwick.

Visitation is today at 6-8 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2202, and 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday, May 25, 2034, at H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, 201 So. Washington St., Eau Claire, and from 10:00 AM Friday until funeral service at 11:00 AM Friday at Six Points Church of God of Prophecy, Route 58 east of Eau Claire. Burial will follow at Eau Claire Cemetery.

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