Rachel Thompson

Rachel May Thompson

Sunday, March 16th, 1919 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Rachel M. Thompson, 101, entered her heavenly rest on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

She was born March 16, 1919 on a country farm in Green County, Kansas, the youngest of five children born to Claude and Lucy (Stoffel) DeGroff. She married the love of her life, Albert N. Thompson, on March 5, 1944, and together they shared 42 years of marriage prior to his death in 1986. A treasured son, Stephen Andrew, was born in 1949, and died in a tragic accident in 1964. Rachel owned and operated Rachel’s Beauty Shop in her home for a number of years. She loved people and showed her hospitality by hosting dinners and baking delicious pies. She was an avid reader and loved studying the Bible. Rachel was a charter member of Faith Bible Fellowship Church.

She was predeceased by her four older siblings, Goldie Weider, Charles DeGroff, Roy DeGroff, Leona DeGroff, and a niece Eva Bowser and her husband Robert (Bob) Of Holton, Kansas. Surviving are her niece, LaVon DeGroff Ulam and nephew Eric (Debbie) DeGroff, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Also her late son’s best friend who became her lifelong adopted son and present caregiver David (Cheryl) Guess of Nebraska City, Nebraska, her adopted granddaughter and past loving caregiver, Deanna Mapes, adopted niece and her husband Carol (Kenneth) Sook of Tecumseh, Kansas, as well as her dear church family at Faith Bible Fellowship.

Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Faith Bible Fellowship in Atchison, Kansas. Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 am until time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Bible Fellowship Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Faith Bible Fellowship
    18682 262nd Rd
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Faith Bible Fellowship Church
    18682 262nd Rd
    Atchison, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Stephen L. Lucas
  • Interment

    Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    6920 Rawlins Rd
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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