Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland RD, Independence, MO


Kenneth L Thurston

November 7, 1951May 10, 2020

Kenneth L. Thurston 68, of Independence Mo, 11/07/1951 to 05/10/2020.

Kenneth passed away after a long illness in his home surrounded by family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and son. He was very much a family man, he loved spending time with the grandchildren. He was an over the road truck driver over 20 years.

Presided in death by his parents Kenneth H. Thurston and Eileen L. Hillman, two brothers Howard Thurston and Donald Thurston, one sister Mildred L. Thurston Page and a grandson Brandon John Michael Thurston.

Surviving Brother John E. Thurston of Pittsburgh Mo, Wife Mary Thurston of Independence, Mo., 7 Children, Leslie A. Allison of Independence Mo, Matthew A. Thurston of Saint Louis Mo, Kenneth H. Thurston II of Independence Mo, Christina A Ponce of Greenwood Mo, Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Leighty, of Bellevue Ne, Donald D. Thurston of Independence Mo. and Jamie L Mayer of Independence Mo. 3 adopted Children Brian Eastep of Independence Mo, Jessie L Thurston of Odessa Mo, Amber Henderson of Kansas City Mo.

21 Grandchildren Hannah Kingrey of Raytown Mo, Mikayla Dudek of Independence Mo, Bobbi Ann Thurston of Saint Louis Mo, Ashton Thurston of Independence Mo , Leighton Thurston of Saint Louis Mo, Ravenne Thurston of Independence Mo, River Thuston of Independence Mo, Sophia Ponce of Greenwood Mo, Stella Ponce of Greenwood Mo, Scarlett Ponce of Greenwood Mo, Ashlee Leighty of Bellevue Ne, Ethan Leighty of Bellevue Ne, Mia Leighty of Bellevue Ne, Robert Thurston of Independence Mo, Mckinnzie Brumble of Independence Mo, Madox Brumble of Independence Mo, Nickki Maxon of Independence Mo, Michael Parrish of Independence Mo, Braydon Moffett of Odessa Mo, Stephanie Dine Bradley of Kansas City Mo, and Louis Henderson of Kansas City Mo.

4 great grandchildren Charlotte and Alexandria of Raytown Mo, Lukas of Independence Mo, and Nova of Independence Mo. As well as many nieces and nephews he loved like his own.

Celebration of life to be held at his home May 24th from 11am to 5pm. Flowers and cards can be sent there. 1220 N Spring St. Independence, Mo. Donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society.


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Leslie Thurston Allison

May 19, 2020

I was just thinking of what to share and my dad teaching me how to ride a bike without training wheels at my grandmas house came to mind. I remember it was just him and I, and it only took about 4-5 tries...just like him teaching me how to drive a car and then a manual car. He was a great teacher of many things in our life. We had a really good summer a couple years ago staying with them while our new house paperwork was going through to buy. I’m so glad we got that time together and we talked about so many things that summer. From how he wanted me to finish the 2 seats, one metal chair and one wooden swing, I got that were from grandmas house to restore to what he thought about the various houses we were going to look at. I got his ashes in the necklace he picked out for me today. Have fun with Brandon Dad! I miss you ...I love you❤️


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