Christola Jane Gatlin, daughter of the late Arthur Sylvester Thompson and Mary Margaret Weller Thompson, was born Feb. 9, 1924, in East Prairie, Mo., and departed this life Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Kennett, at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 28 days.
Christola married Floyd Gatlin on Nov. 18, 1964, in Colorado. Floyd preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1996. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lester, Arthur and Eugene Thompson and three sisters, Marie Smith, Nettie Roach and Ruby Noblin.
Survivors include nephews, David Thompson and wife, Kim, of Kennett, and Dennis Thompson, of Holcomb, Mo.; niece, Sherry Shipman and husband, William of Kennett, and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kennett, with Rev. Don Sheerin officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Keith, Jason and Bo Champlin, Phillip Bartholomew, and Jerry and Jeremy Young.
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