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Gertrude P (Thompson) Birnell

Born: Sun., Oct. 5, 1919
Died: Wed., Dec. 18, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
Location: Galveston Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
Location: Galveston Chapel

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Gertrude P. Birnell, 94, of Walton, went home to be with the Lord at 8:55 am Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.  She was born October 5, 1919 in Winamac to Glenn and Susie Thompson.  She first married Leroy Tharp and he preceded her in death, she then married John H. Birnell and he also preceded her in death in 1983.  She was a homemaker and loved her family.  She enjoyed crochet, fishing, playing piano, guitar, traveling and was an avid gardener.   She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl L. Jones, Walton; son, Royce K. Tharp, Kewanna; son Ernest Birnell, Logansport; dau, Nancy Keith, Deer Creek and son Mark Allen Birnell, Walton.  She is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents first and second husbands, three sons, Edgar G. Tharp, Roger Tharp and John Michael Birnell, four brothers and two sisters.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 24th at 11:00 am at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Pastor John Newman officiating. Burial will follow at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac.  Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 pm Monday, Dec. 23rd at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston.

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Norm and Sheri (Du Mont) Hale
   Posted Fri December 20, 2013
Penny and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am reminded of a thought the Lord once gave me as I was assisting someone on their end of life journey. A home awaited with a new address on the streets of gold in a beautiful city. May the thought of Gramma moving to a new address be a source of comfort as she awaits her loved ones arrival ....as she fellowships with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the presence and Glory of God the Father the I AM that I AM.
May we all receive the gift of God and have a relationship with his son and live an obedient life to his word so we too have a new address there awaiting us. I am forever indebted to you for loving me when I was unlovable and telling me about the gift of God's son Jesus Christ, then assisting in introducing me to HIM!! IT has been a great journey with Him even as we walk together thru trials at times. So glad there is more than this life.... while we are in this life!!!

Much love my very dear and beloved friend,

Sheri and Norm

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