Friday, October 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Pastor Mike Barter.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist; Glen & Carolyn Bailey - vocalists.
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jim Morton, George Morton, Clyde Penrod, Ralph Penrod, R. T. White and Sid Worthington.
Mary Louise "Mae" (Morton) Thurman passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at her home in Vandalia. She attended schools in rural Curryville and was a member of the Curryville Baptist Church. Mae was a homemaker and her hobbies included baseball, geneaology, Mizzou basketball and her grandchildren.
Born: April 15, 1917 in Pleasant Hill, Illinois the daughter of Ithamar Dow and Nancy Elizabeth (Ralph) Morton.
Married: Elmer Newton Thurman on September 16, 1939 in Bowling Green, Missouri; he preceded her in death on October 18, 1982.
Survivors include: two sons, Wayne and wife, Jean Thurman of Curryville; Tom Thurman of Vandalia; one daughter, Nancy and husband, Larry Nation of Vandalia; one sister, Edna Worthington of Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Martha "Tip" Morton of Frankford; Darlene Morton of Bowling Green; six grandchildren: LoriAnn Houchen of New Franklin; Cheryl and husband, Allen Nelson of Auxvasse, Missouri; Lisa Hamburg and David Tucker of Ashland, Missouri; Kelly and husband, Mickey Mink of Vandalia; Randy and wife, Melissa Cox of Mexico, Missouri; Keith and wife, Nickie Nation of Lake St. Louis; seven great-grandchildren: Lukas and Jonah Hamburg of Ashland; Michael Cox of Columbia; Bryce Houchen of New Franklin; Bryan Mink of Vandalia; Mitchell and Molly Nation of Lake St. Louis; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Elmer; one daughter, Mary Cox; brothers: Bill, Milo, George Lewis, Russell and Charlie and an infant brother, Elmer Perry and sisters: Rachel Penrod and Jessie White.
Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.