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Ross Lowry Thornbrugh

June 28, 1940July 21, 2020

Ross Lowry Thornbrugh, age 80, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Ross was born June 28, 1940 in Hoisington, Kansas to Marie Thornbrugh and Clarence Thornbrugh.

Ross graduated from K-State and Fort Hays with a Masters Degree in Chemistry. He coached and taught in Hays and Garden City, Kansas. He owned RT Sporting Goods in Garden City, Kansas. He worked in Management at Southwind Country Club of Garden City, Willowbend Golf Club of Wichita, and several locations for Club Corp of America.

Ross is survived by his wife, Loretta Thornbrugh; daughter Sydney Hartter (Scott); and son Jay Thornbrugh (Melissa); grandchildren Ben Hartter, Charlie Hartter, Payton Jeffers (Chris), Molly Thornbrugh, Brooke Thornbrugh, Brandon Cory, and Alex Cory; great grandchildren Jones Jeffers, and Sunny Jeffers.

Ross was preceded in death by father Clarence Thornbrugh and mother Marie Thornbrugh; brothers Hal Thornbrugh, and Bruce Thornbrugh.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ross' memory may be made to Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th St N #2200, Wichita, Kansas 67220 US.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MyLakeviewFuneralHome.com for the Thornbrugh family.

Due to Covid restrictions the family will be having a private Memorial Service.


  • Clarence Thornbrugh, Father (deceased)
  • Vada Thornbrugh, Mother (deceased)
  • Loretta Thornbrugh, Wife
  • Sydney Hartter (Scott), Daughter
  • Jay Thornbrugh (Melissa), Son
  • Hal Thornbrugh, Brother (deceased)
  • Bruce Thornbrugh, Brother (deceased)
  • Ben Hartter, Grandchild
  • Charlie Hartter, Grandchild
  • Payton Jeffers (Chris), Grandchild
  • Molly Thornbrugh, Grandchild
  • Brooke Thornbrugh, Grandchild
  • Brandon Cory, Grandchild
  • Alex Cory, Grandchild
  • Jones Jeffers, Great Grandchild
  • Sunny Jeffers, Great Grandchild

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  • Great Plains Nature Center


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Michael D Robben

July 28, 2020

Loretta and family, I’m not sure what to say in the face of such a difficult loss. Just want you to know that I care and I share in your sadness.

I met Ross in the early 90's through his brother in law. I did not know that I was being evaluated, critiqued and sized up. I passed ! How ? I know how to properly shake a hand when meeting and being introduced. Ross was always friendly, happy, easy going guy.

Ross you will be missed by man !

Frank and Bubbles Ewing

July 26, 2020

We are truly blessed to have had both of you in our lives when we were young in high school and then in our early marriage. Ross was such an inspiration in my coaching career. We have thought of both of you many times in the past 50 years. We are saddened your family is going through this tough time. We pray for strength and guidance from our good Lord for you, Loretta, in the coming months. Hugs

James Klenke

July 26, 2020

Dear Loretta,
We are so sorry to hear of the death of Ross. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Kathleen and Jim Klenke

Phil and Marilyn Webb

July 25, 2020

Loretta and family...We are so saddened at Ross' passing. We will cherish all the fun and laughter and many good times. He had such a great life! Stay strong and know our love and prayers are with you all. Love, Phil and Marilyn

Monica Cissell

July 25, 2020

Loretta, Sydney and family you are all in my thoughts this week. My heart hurts for you and I wish you didn’t have to go through this grief and pain. Sending you love,, hugs and peace.

Monica Cissell and family.

Beth Stoskopf Flohr

July 25, 2020

From our earliest Roosevelt grade school days(he was such a cute little boy!) to this day, about 70+ years later, Ross and Loretta have been friends. I hardly knew one without the other. We've experienced lots of life together, reunions, weddings, funerals. I will miss Ross being part of my life as all of our class of '58 are a part of each others' lives. And then we all have our part is Hoisington High School. Loretta, I've only been a Wayne's widow 5+ months. It's tough, but we will survive with the help of God. Beth Lee Stoskopf Flohr

Laura Hartronft

July 24, 2020

Loretta, I'm so sorry. My heart is heavy hearing of your loss. Ross rest In Peace, thou good and faithful servant, and rise, oh, rise in glory! Much love hugs and prayers. Laura and Karl

Anne LaBree

July 24, 2020

Ross was such a joy to work with and even more joy to have as a friend. He was always kind and an amazing example of how to care for family, friends and associates. Hold fast to all those loving memories. Peace be with your family...

Mary Brookover Baldwin

July 24, 2020

Loretta, Sydney & Jason, We haven’t seen each other for a long while but no matter, this is such a loss for you and all of the kids. I’m just thankful having a segment of time with Ross. We did many Southwind projects together. I’m going to remember Ross for his great smile, orneriness and a golf club in his hand. He was a great family friend! Thankful for him!

Claude Judd

July 24, 2020

I have too many memories of Ross, Loreta to count. They love their kids, Syd and J, and were always trying to do the right thing. He was a true father figure to so many, me included. He was always one for a laugh and a game of golf, cards, baseball or whatever he could skin you up with.

The world is a bit darker than it was last Friday.....


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