Margaret Thompson, WoonsocketMargaret Ellen “Myrt” Sweeney Thompson, 69, Woonsocket, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.
Margaret Ellen “Myrt” Sweeney Thompson, 69, Woonsocket, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.
She was born Oct. 19, 1943.
A wake will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday and a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Church in Woonsocket.
Margaret was born to Margaret (Wingert) and Ernest Sweeney near Eagleville, Mo.
The family moved to South Dakota in 1945. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic and Woonsocket High School in 1961.
On June 30, 1962, she married Keith Leo Thompson, twin son of Martin and Rose Thompson. They moved to Big Falls, Minn., in 1970 returning to South Dakota in 1974.
She lived the rest of her life with special friend Maynard Sievert, farming near Artesian before moving to Woonsocket in 2000.
She worked at home for Mitchell Manufacturing for 20 years.
Margaret is survived by four children: John (Dawn) of Kingman, Ariz.; James of Woonsocket; Theresa (Alvin Zobel) of Alexandria; Lorri Ann (Aaron) Tucker of Canova. Grandchildren: Michael (Mercedes) Nielsen and children Jasper and Benjamin; Matthew Thompson; Amber Thompson; Cody (Mallorie) Zobel and daughter Lyric; Allen Geppert. Special friend Maynard Sievert and children: Tod (LeeAnn) of Mitchell; Lori of Mitchell; Bradley (Teresa) Sievert of Pleasanton, Neb.; Stephanie; Ryan both of Mitchell. Grandchildren: Trevor, Brenna, Dillon, Zackary, Skyler, Logan, Noah, Reese, Sage and Peyton.
Margaret was preceded in death by Keith Thompson, brothers Howard and Charles, brother-in-law M. Houlihan, two sisters-in-law, Joan and Donna Sweeney, and nephew Matthew Sweeney.
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