Howard Orville Thompson, 91, Osage City: Oct. 4, 1931 – Nov. 19, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Howard Orville Thompson, 91, Osage City: Oct. 4, 1931 – Nov. 19, 2022

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Howard Orville Thompson, 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Barclay, Kan., the son of Louis C. and Gladys M. Walker Thompson.

He attended Osage City High School and graduated with the class of 1949.

As a teenager he began driving a Lime Truck, which he continued until entering the United States Army at the age of 21. He proudly served during the Korean War from Nov. 6, 1952, until receiving his honorable discharge Aug. 20, 1954, as a corporal.

Howard returned home and took up driving again, spending a majority of his time hauling fuel. He would later take a position as the rural mail carrier for Burlingame. He continued to deliver mail until his retirement at age 67.

Howard was joined in marriage to Carol Aileen Patterson, May 3, 1952, in Melvern, Kan. To this union, three sons were born, Scott, Troy and Clark.

Howard and Carol were members of the First United Methodist Church, Osage City. He not only served his country, he contributed to his community by serving on the Osage City Council for several years during the 1970s and 1980s. Howard held membership in the Robert Heizer American Legion Post No.198, Osage City, where he helped with and occasionally called bingo for many years. He also served as a member of the Osage City Lions Club for many years. Howard was an avid bowler in his earlier years, and enjoyed bowling with the local league.

He will live on in the hearts and memories of his three sons, Scott (Diana) Thompson, Troy (Kym) Thompson, and Clark ( Lori) Thompson, all of Osage City; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and a community of friends.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Carol, on March 7 of this year.

The family invites you to join them at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City. Burial will follow services at Osage City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Robert Heizer American Legion Post No.198 and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at


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