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Darlene P. Thompson

Darlene P. Thompson, age 84, of Jewell, Kansas passed away October 8, 2018 at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kansas. She was born July 4, 1934 in Superior, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Boyd Brown and Pearl H. (Norwood) Brown. On August 22nd, 1954 she married William Gene “Bill” Thompson. She was a homemaker and a farm wife. She was a member of the Jewell Christian Church, Jewell Chamber of Commerce, Red Hat Society, and Brownscreek Garden Club  and CWF. She was  a former member of the Salem United Methodist Church and UMW. She was a graduate of the Class of 1952, Loveland, Colorado.
Survivors include three daughters: Elaine Spellman (Les) – Salina, Kansas; Nadine Champlin (Bob) – Sabetha, Kansas; and Becky Bolte (Mike) – Jewell, Kansas, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister Helen Hart.
Visitation will Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Kleppinger Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dan Daniels officiating.
Memorial contributions are to the Jewell Christian Church and interment will be at the Jewell City Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at


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