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Kirby L. Thornton

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Kirby L. Thornton, 77, of Gladstone, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 2006, at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch, Gladstone. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foxworth Animal Rescue, 4704 NE Vivion, Kansas City, MO, 64119, Attention: Dawn. A guest book is available online at dwnewcomers.com.

He was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Shackleford, to Luther and Kitty Thornton. He was a retired truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 5606 in Claycomo.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Thornton; children, Ricky Thornton, Sandy Thornton, Tammy Gibson, Chuck Thornton and Randy Smiley; four grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Thelama Babcock.