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OBIT: THOMPSON, MARY ANN Krecmer

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    THOMPSON, MARY ANN Born in June 1914 in Fayette County, TX to Della and Cyril Krecmer, died March 6 of complications from an accidental head injury at age 92.
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      THOMPSON, MARY ANN Born in June 1914 in Fayette County, TX to Della
      and Cyril Krecmer, died March 6 of complications from an accidental
      head injury at age 92. She was preceded in death by her parents,
      brothers George and Malcolm and husband, Harry. She is survived by
      her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Russell Pendleton of Dallas,
      son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Priscilla Thompson of Garland, and
      granddaughter and husband, Lara and Jay Blanco of Silver Spring, MD.
      She will be missed by her family and her many friends and neighbors.
      Mary Ann often attributed her longevity to her summer job of cotton
      picking during her elementary school years. The money she earned
      bought her clothes for the next school year. She graduated from high
      school in Temple, TX and later moved to Dallas to study business.
      After graduating from Draughon's Business College, she began working
      in the Dallas office of Jewel Tea Company. That's where she met a
      handsome traveling auditor from the home office in Barrington, IL.
      They had their first date in February 1940, bought their wedding
      rings the next day and were married August 12 of that year. Mary Ann
      was a homemaker and full time mother until her younger child was in
      high school. Then she went to work in the ladies' ready-to-wear
      department at the Sanger-Harris (later Foley's) department store in
      Preston Center, where she was consistently a high producer for more
      than 25 years. Harry and Mary Ann loved to travel and visited all
      but two continents. She was also an avid gardener and won the yard-
      of-the-month award from her neighborhood association. Her gardening
      exploits were chronicled in articles appearing in the Lake Highlands
      Advocate and The Dallas Morning News. Another activity was her
      enthusiastic participation in the making of quilts by Central
      Lutheran Church's Cover Girls. If it's possible to quilt your way
      into heaven, that's where Mary Ann is. Over the years, she helped
      make hundreds of quilts, which went to local charities as well as
      Lutheran World Relief for shipment overseas. A private family
      graveside service was held March 14 at Restland Cemetery. A public
      memorial service is scheduled for March 17, 10 a.m., at Central
      Lutheran Church, 1000 Easton Road, Dallas, TX 75218. Memorials may
      be made to the Sunday School Door Project at Central Lutheran.,
      Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com OB6 Obituaries,
      Notices

      Dallas Morning News, The (TX)
      March 15, 2007
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