James E. Thompson - 'Gene' Thompson, age 73, died Apr 15, 2000, at his Joplin Missouri home. Born Feb 13, 1927, in Treece Kansas. He moved to Joplin in 1955 from Garden City Kansas. A veteran of World War II. Married Helen Singleton on 1946 in Columbus Kansas. She preceded him in death Nov 25, 1988. Married Rose Lemaster on Jan 6, 1991, in Duenweg Missouri, she died Feb 13, 1998. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery in Kansas.