Lilian Eva Thompson, 96, of Kennett Square

Lilian Eva Thompson, 96, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 13 at her home at Crosslands in Kennett Square. She was the wife of William  Bennett Thompson., who passed away in 2015, and with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

Lilian Eva Thompson

Lilian Eva Thompson

She met her husband in Liverpool, England, while he was stationed there during WWII, proudly serving his country as a private in the U.S. Army.

Born in Liverpool on Aug. 22, 1920, Mrs. Thompson was the only daughter of  the late "Nina and Pops" Hewish.

Eve, as she was well-known, was a unique, independent force of nature who always had a friendly  smile and a warm greeting to all people she knew and met.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Thompson of Naples, Fla., and Will Thompson of Seattle, Wash.;  daughter-in-law Jennifer Deacon of Liverpool, England;. and two grandchildren  Adam Deacon of Liverpool, England, and Mathew Deacon of New Zealand, along with his wife and child.

A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Thompson's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the William Penn room at Crosslands retirement community.

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