Dorothy Ford Thompson, 93

July 14, 2009

-JULY 12, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Dorothy Ford Thompson passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Williamsport Nursing Home, just two months prior to her 94th birthday.

She was the daughter of the late Harry and Pearl Mason Jenkins, and was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Weidman, and two nephews.

Dorothy owned and operated Ford's Confectionery on Winchester Avenue for many years.

She was married to Jack. M. Ford until his death in 1980.

She is survived by one son, Douglas (Pete) Ford and wife, Patty; three grandsons, Tim Ford of Martinsburg, W.Va., Michael Ford of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and David Ford and wife, Bridget, of Springfield, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and their families.


Dorothy was a faithful member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Martinsburg for more than 50 years.

At age of 70, Dorothy married her friend, C.W. (Bill) Thompson, and they shared 18 happy years together traveling, volunteering and helping with the annual church pie baking sale each year.

Bill's children became Dorothy's children, and she leaves behind two stepdaughters, Dea Catlett and husband, Glenn, and Sharron Reel and her husband, Joe; as well as one ste-granddaughter, Kelly White and her husband, Justin; three stepgrandsons, Chad Lord, Telly Reel and his wife, Iris, and Tyler Reel and his wife, Stacey; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and three stepgreat-great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. John Yost officiating. Entombment will be private in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 700 New York Ave., Martinsburg WV 25401.

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