Dorothea Jean Pond, 83, of Francisco, IN entered rest on Sunday November 30, 2008 at 3:45 A.M. at her daughter’s house.

She was born on December 8, 1924 in Oakland City, In. to DelFount and Ruth (Vierling) Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John in 1984; and daughter Rebecca L. “Becky” Pond on June 7, 2008.

She and her late husband owned Francisco Hardware and Lumber.  She also had worked at Hurst Clothing, J.C. Penny and Value Dress Shop.

She was a member of Francisco United Methodist Church, Past President of Rebeka District # 10 and Past President of Gibson County Association of Rebeka Lodges.

Surviving family members:  Daughter, Pamela Pond of Francisco, IN; son, David (Vicki) Pond of Francisco IN; sister, Ruth (Bootsie) Thompson of Francisco, IN; sister-in-law, Jeanetta Madlung of Monticello, IN; grandchildren, Abby Pond, Christopher Pond of U.S.Army, S. Korea, Jesse Pond of Francisco, IN

Funeral services will be Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in Oakland City with burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Francisco, IN. Rev. Bob McDonald officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday and from 8:00 A.M. until services on Wednesday at the chapel.