Robert Kenneth Thompson

Born: 22 September 1917 Morning Sun, Iowa
Died: 30 September 2003 Burlington, Iowa
Buried: Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Iowa

Father: Robert Knox Thompson
Mother: Blanche Verona Baird

Married: 1 January 1941

Evelyn Grace McKeown

Born: 1 Dec 1920, Newport, Iowa
Died: 23 Feb 2014, West Burlington, Iowa
Buried: Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Iowa

Father: Chester Alan McKeown
Mother: Minnie Clara Wunnenberg


i: Alan Robert Thompson
Born: 7 August 1943
Died: 3 Dec 2012
Buried: Cogbill Cemetery, Wynne, Arkansas


Notes for Evelyn Grace McKeown:
Evelyn Grace Thompson, age 93, of Burlington, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  She was born to Chester Alan and Minnie Clara Wunnenberg McKeown in their home near Newport. 

She graduated from Mediapolis High School  and Burlington Business College.  Evelyn married the late R. Kenneth ‘Ken’ Thompson on January 1, 1941 at Northfield where they raised their family on the farm until they sold the farm and enjoyed travel and volunteer work with group homes for youth in Iowa and Texas.  Ken preceded her in death on September 30, 2003.

Evelyn was an avid reader and was part of several Bible study groups.  She enjoyed square dancing, singing in the Rural Women’s Choir and is best remembered for her homemade bread and knitting projects.  She also enjoyed gardening and canning.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis and attended Heritage Baptist Churchafter moving to Burlington.

She is survived by her son Lee (Nancy) Thompson of Burlington; four grandchildren, Dr. Dale (Kim) Thompson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mary Thompson of Little Rock, Arkansas, David (Kim) Thompson of Stronghurst, Illinois, and Randy Thompson of Burlington; four great grandchildren; and two nieces in Wisconsin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; a son, Alan; and a sister, Lucille.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with the funeral to follow at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Deb Kinney will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery and a lunch gathering will follow at the Apron Strings in Mediapolis.

A memorial fund has been established for the Mediapolis Public Library.