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Phyllis Sybil Thompson

March 8, 2019

 Phyllis Sybil Harbaugh Thompson, 97, of Saxonburg, passed away on  March 8, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospice.
 
 Born July 31, 1921 in Fayette City, PA, she was the daughter of John Randall  Harbaugh  and Lena Lenora Glasgow Harbaugh.
 
Phyllis is a 1938 graduate of Tarentum High School.  She is a 1942 graduate of Allegheny Valley Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked as an R.N. for many years at Children's Hospital of Pgh.,  Allegheny Valley Hospital, Capital Hill General Hospital in Oklahoma City, Good Samaritan Hospital in Yankton, SD and Concordia Lutheran Home in Cabot.   She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sarver for over 60 years.  She was a 50+ year member of the Rose Croix Chapter of Eastern Star in Ravena, NE.  She was an inductee into the PA Voter Hall of Fame, having voted in every general election for over 50 years and also a member of the Saxonburg Golden Agers. She loved her family and her sisters.  She was grateful for many friendships, among the longest was with her sister-in-law Frances Thompson.  She was grateful for many good and helpful neighbors.   She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and lunching with friends and family. 
 
 Surviving are her son, Clair E. "Gene"  Thompson, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ, her daughters, Nancy Jean Thompson (James) Monsour of Oakmont and Lynne  Thompson Graham of Cranberry Twp, and her granddaughter  Katelyn  T. Graham of Cranberry Twp., three sisters, Betty Jean Bobella of Home, PA, Mary Lou Sebastian of Pittsburgh and Ruth Gentile of Tarentum and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clair E. Thompson, Sr., August 28, 1987, an infant son, David Lynn Thompson and her brothers, Jack  Harbaugh and William Harbaugh
 
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sarver with the Rev. Robin Swinsburg officiating.
    
 Interment will follow in the Westminster Cemetery. 
 
 Memorial donations may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church 210 Westminster Road  Sarver, PA 16055 or Good Samaritan Hospice 134 Marwood Road  Cabot, PA  16023.

The family would like to offer many thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice, in particular Nadine, Amy and  Brenda, and also, mom's caregivers Kayla, Ruth and Dawn.

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