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Lila Ann Thompson

Lila Ann Thompson 70, of rural Orrick, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Lila was born in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 26, 1947, to John David Stagner and Edith Mae (Prudden) Stagner. She had lived most of her life in the Orrick community.  Lila attended elementary school at the old Wallace School and later at Elkhorn school. She attended high school in Orrick and graduated with the class of 1966.

Following high school, she worked for Parker McCory Corporation in Kansas City and Tower Loan Company in Excelsior Springs. She also worked at Whitaker Cable Corp. in Excelsior Springs and American Wilcon Plastics in Orrick. She also had been a homemaker.

Lila was a member of the Orrick Baptist Church.  She liked to quilt and spend time with her kids and grandchildren, gardening and going out to eat, especially El Sombrero’s in Claycomo. She also liked to go on camping trips.

She was preceded in death by her father, John David Stagner, in 1979; two half-brothers, Joseph Stagner and William Stagner, and a half-sister, Mary Louise Sidwell. A nephew, David Allen Stagner, also preceded her in death in 2017.

Lila is survived by her son, Bryan Ray Thompson and his fiance, Debbie Chaney of Liberty; her daughter, Heather Ann Hurshman of Orrick; her mother, Edita Stagner of Lawson; a brother, Alva Taylor Stagner and Diane of Orrick; four grandchildren, Dalton Holloway and Kylee of Blue Springs, Nicholas Jasper Thompson of Liberty, Chelsea Hurshman and Courtney Hurshman of Orrick and great -grandchildren, Kaden Holloway, Clayton Holloway and Emmalynn Leabo, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Burial will be in the North New Garden Cemetery near Excelsior Springs. Memorials are suggested to the Orrick Baptist Church.Arrangements are by Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick.

Published in The Richmond News on May 15, 2018.

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