Services for Helen May Thompson, 101, will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, with Dr. Phil Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 5-8 p.m.
Helen May Thompson was born July 10, 1912, in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the late Nettie and John W. Gage. She led a remarkable life working for her father-in-law’s restaurant as a hostess in her early years before moving on to a career as a bookkeeper for several companies in Pittsburgh, including the Bureau of Mines, and then with the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, D.C. While in D.C., Helen was fortunate to have shaken President Truman’s hand at the White House at the end of World War II. After her marriage, she was a homemaker who loved to gather in the neighborhood children for fun and games. She loved to travel, especially in Europe and England. Helen attended the First United Methodist Church.
She leaves behind a daughter, Fran Hawkins, to mourn her passing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Frank Maxwell Thompson, and son-in-law, Bert Hawkins.
Russell Wells, Dale Rogers, Jeff Dillender, Dan Hatfield, Danny Nezat and Huston Wells will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers being recognized are Shirley Rogers, Pam Hoag, Paul Hoag, Pam Dillender, and Larry Abels.
Flowers are welcome, while expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Thompson’s memory are encouraged to the Bert Hawkins Scholarship Fund, Inc., 987 Inverness Dr., Frankfort, Ky. 40601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guest book at www.harrodbrothers.com.