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Obituary: Josephine Thompson, Columbus

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Josephine Thompson, 98, of Columbus, died at 3:36 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.

A resident of Grammer from 1949 to 2001, Josephine retired from Roviar Shirt Factory as a supervisor, was a member of Elizabethtown United Methodist Church and enjoyed bowling and traveling.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Pastor Ron Lucas officiating. Family and friends may call from noon until service time Friday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be sent to Josephine's family at

Josephine was born in Reddington, Indiana, May 13, 1914, the daughter of Edgar and Stella Foster Nicholson.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Wagner of Columbus; a grandson, Kent (Susan) Wagner of Columbus; great grandchildren, William (Kendra) Wagner, Thomas Wagner, Matthew Wagner, Krystal (Jason) Perry, Jeremy (Amber) Johnson and Daniel Wagner; great-great-grandchildren, Addison Perry, Kayleigh Johnson, Jaden Perry and Kaylynn Perry; nieces, Joan (Donald) Johnson and Marilyn Moir; and a nephew, Max (Joyce) Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warner Thompson; a son-in-law, Dean Wagner; a grandson, Daniel Joshua Wagner; and a great-grandson, Edward Kent Wagner II.

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