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Barbara Thompson

Barbara Jean Thompson, age 65 of Paducah died Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  She was born the daughter of the late Henry Paul Thompson and the late Fay Beckman Thompson.  She graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1969 and attended Paducah Community College.  She was employed by Lourdes Hospital for over 20 years and retired from Dr. Tolar OBGYN office in December of 2014.  She was living in St. Louis with Dan Gatson.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Gearhart officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvert City Cemetery in Calvert City, KY.  Visitation will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday,  September 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour. 

She is survived by her sons: Mark Lippke (Tanya) of Lewiston, ME, and Josh McKendree (Allison) of Paducah; daughter: Kristi McKendree of Paducah; brother: Paul Thompson (Velma) of Paducah; and grandchildren: Kenzie, Konner, Timothy, Ethan, Isaac, Alexa, and Madox.  She is also survived by some close family friends: Aimee Thompson, Kisten Thompson, Katelin and Daniel Edwards, and was Nana Barb to Jack, Bella and Elsa Edwards.

She was preceded in death by her brother: Dale Thompson.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kgfuneral.com.

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We are so sorry to hear about Barbara's death. Our hearts go out to you at this time and Paul we are very sorry we could not see you to tell you ourselves. Nancy, Mike, and Kenneth.

Nancy Richards Goodman & Kenneth Richards Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

My heart, goes out to all the friends and family.. I had the privilege of being in her presence many times. She was always a joy! She was family. Although I'm back in Michigan, A huge part of my heart is still in Paducah with all of you...I wish I could be there...I'm sending you all my love, prayers and the biggest hugs...OX

Kim French Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

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A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was ordered on September 7, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry at the loss of Barbara. I have known her since grade school and she was a wonderful woman with a huge caring heart. She will be missed for sure. Prayers for the family.

Judy Smith Ferguspn Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

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An Indoor Garden Basket was sent on September 7, 2017

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Barbara's death. We are here to love and support you in your grieving process. With deepest sympathy, The Gatson Family

Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM