OBITUARY

Kenneth William Thornton

January 7, 1932January 5, 2018
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Kenneth William Thornton, 85, of Rocheport, MO, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at his home near Rocheport, MO.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services following at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Kenneth was born on January 7, 1932 in Huntsdale, MO the son of Conrad and Jewell (Poe) Thornton who preceded him in death. He was married on June 28, 1958 in Hannibal, MO to Loretta Thompson who passed away on April 29, 2001. He was then married on February 3, 2002 in Huntsdale, MO to Annie (Coleman) Green who survives of the home. He was a veteran of the US Army where he was awarded three Bronze Stars in the Korean War. He was also a member of Huntsdale Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a member of Cooper Lodge #36 where he was a Master Mason. He owned and operated Columbia Janitorial until his retirement.

Other survivors include: five children, Wayne Thornton of Jefferson City, MO, Terry Thornton (Johaunna) of Vista, CA, Curtis Thornton (Brenda) of Columbia, MO, Kevin Thornton (Lisa) of Sturgeon, MO and Connie Morgan (Alan) of Paris, MO; three step children, Vivian Breedlove (Larry) of Peoria, AZ, Cindy Croy (Dennis) of Rocheport, MO and Robert Green (Rose) of Dover, DE; 15 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and three half sisters, Karen Beasley, Judy Johnston (Scott) and Mary Greene (Bob). He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Lucas Thornton, four sisters and one half brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coyote Hills or Donor’s Choice, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 15, 2018

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January 12, 2018

So sorry Annie and family for your loss,I didn't know Kenneth that well but the times that i was around him he seemed to be a great guy. You and yours will be in my prayers. Jack Rule & Boys

Ellen Blackwell

January 9, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Sending sympathy and thoughts and prayers.

Becky Nelson

January 7, 2018

Curt and family, sending thoughts and prayers
For you all at this time

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