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IVY D. THOMPSON, OWNED DRY-GOODS STORE

Ivy D. Thompson, 96, who ran a dry-goods store here until 1986, died Friday (Jan. 28, 2000) in Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after a brief illness. She had been a patient there for two months.

Born Ivy Dulin in London, England, she moved to the United States as a girl. She married Albert E. Thompson in Wilson in 1921. They settled in Newfane 78 years ago.

Mrs. Thompson was the owner and operator of Thompson's Clothing and Dry Goods Store in Wilson and Newfane until her retirement.

She was also secretary-treasurer of her husband's business, Thompson Texaco Service, in the 1940s and 1950s.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of Cheer Rebekah Lodge 588 for the past 75 years. She was a former noble grand of the lodge.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening.

Her husband died in 1963.

Survivors include a son, Richard of North Carolina; a daughter, Gladys Finley; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Ave. Burial will be in Corwin Cemetery.

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