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Neva M. Townsend Millard Thompson
January 2, 1927–June 29, 1993

Neva M. Millard Thompson, 66, of 1536 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday in Mercy Medical Center after a short illness. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Survivors include two daughters, Lazetta Fifield of Cedar Rapids and Kimberley Espirito of Columbus Junction; four sons, Randy Townsend of Anamosa, Kenny and John Millard, both of Cedar Rapids, and Ronnie Millard of Hazleton; two brothers, Leo Benischek of Arizona and Laverne Townsend of Quasqueton; and a sister, Nola Siver of Anamosa.
Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and a lifelong friend, Mardene Roloff of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bernice Soukup; a son, Neal Townsend; and a grandson, Ronnie Millard, Jr.
Neva was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Anamosa to Neil and Matilda McMurrin Townsend, and married Kenneth Millard in 1948. He died in 1978. She married Bill Thompson in 1985. He died in 1991. She was a housekeeper and waitress for several years.
The Rev. Nick Longworth will officiate. A memorial fund has been established.

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