Ruth Anna Thomson

Ruth Anna Thomson

Ruth Anna Thomson of Ironton passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at her residence. She was 88.

Ruth  Anna was born on Oct. 24, 1930 in Iron Mountain to the late Henry and Hope (Ely) William.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold F. “Whitey” Gunning, her sister, Selina Boatright, and her daughter-in-law, Leslie Denise Gunning.

Ruth Anna was self-employed as a hairdresser in the community for many years. She also worked at the Farmington Walmart.

Ruth Anna was a former active member of the Flat River Christian Church. She most recently attended the Community Christian Church in Farmington.

She was a wonderful cook, was a very caring person and loved her family. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ruth Anna is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Walter Thomson of Ironton; her children, Gayla Williams of Park Hills and Michael Gunning of Bismarck, Paul (and wife Yvette) Govro, who was like a son to her; her stepchildren, Tammy Jo Cutler of Marshfield, WI and Stacy Lynn George of England; grandchildren, Chris (and wife Ginger) Golden, Billy Golden, and Gordon Lee Mallery III; great-grandchildren, Christopher Jordan Golden, Clayton Golden, Tanner Smith, Raven Smith and Maggie Lynn Mallery; great-great-grandchildren, Briella, Mason, Carter and Liam; her siblings, John Henry (and wife Ellen) Williams of Columbia,  Paul (and wife JoAnn) Williams of Bismarck, and Lonnie (and wife Sharon) of Bismarck;  special dog, Nicholas; many nieces, nephews  and friends.

Visitation was held on  Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at Cozean Memorial Chapel from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Visitation resumed at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel.

Interment followed at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Community Christian Church, 700 N. Carleton Street, Farmington, MO 63640. View the video tribute, the online obituary and share your condolences at