MARY RUTH THORNTON
Mary Ruth (Lynes) Thornton, 77, of Eureka, died on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born on October 12, 1942, in Garden City, the daughter of Cleo Everett and Royalyn Rosalie (Dale) Lynes. She was raised in Missouri through middle school when the family moved to Eureka. She graduated from Eureka High School. She shortly began working at the Eureka Rest Home as a medication aid.
On August 20, 1959, she was united in marriage to Jerry Allen Thornton in Eureka. They made their home in Eureka. She worked at the Eureka Rest Home, later Medicalodge, for over thirty-five years.
She was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry of the home; children, Michael Thornton of El Dorado; and Patty Dore of Hutchinson; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Dale Lynes, Betty Suszko, and Curtis Lynes.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka with Pastor John Craighead of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church officiating. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed.
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