Twila Belle Thompson
November 24, 1934 - October 29, 2012
Twila Belle Thompson, age 77, formerly of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Westridge Gardens Nursing Home in Raytown, Missouri.
Born November 24, 1934 in rural Kirksville, Missouri, she was the daughter of Emitt V. and Helen (Marquith) Roberts. On December 6, 1952 in La Plata, Missouri she married Donald E. Thompson who preceded her in death April 29, 2010.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, step-mother Ada (Comstock) Roberts, and one brother Gordon Roberts.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Donna Thompson of Columbia, Missouri and Bob and Paulette Thompson of Kirksville, Missouri; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Tom Kelso of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Peggy and Richard Weir of Independence, Missouri, and Pam and Jeff Boyer of House Springs, Missouri; one brother Emitt Roberts of McHenry, Illinois; two sisters, Joan Gilliland of La Plata, Missouri and Arlis Nylen of Victorville, California; ten grandchildren, Andrea Hatfield, Aaron Thompson, Matthew Schillie, Sarah Smith, Barron and Ross Weir, Jessica Thompson, Megan Jackman, Drew and Brooke Boyer; and four great grandchildren, Haylee, Zoey, and Audrey Thompson and Barrett Jackman.
Twila lived most of her life in Adair County. She was a 1952 graduate of La Plata High School and later attended cosmetology school. She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in La Plata, Missouri and was very active volunteering in 4-H, La Plata Schools and her church. Twila enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be the Reverend John Becker. Music will be provided by organist Sara Beth Fouch, and vocalist Audra Jackson. Musical selections will be “It Is Well With My Soul”, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”, and congregational hymn “Amazing Grace”.
Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery in La Plata, Missouri. Pallbearers will be Matthew Schillie, Barron Weir, Ross Weir, Drew Boyer, Jason Hatfield , Josh Jackman , Aaron Thompson, and Justin Smith.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri
Memorials in memory of Twila B. Thompson may be made to the La Plata Nursing Home or Community Presbyterian Church. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.