Barbara Sue Thurman, 71, of rural Slater, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Slater, with Rev. Chris Weber officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Horeb Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Grant Driskell, Tyler Driskell, Sidney Thurman, B.J. Sullivan, Brandon Creswell and Danny England. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Church. Memorials are suggested to the Gilliam Baptist Church in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Nov. 21, 1940, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lura Marie Campbell Gibbons. On June 19, 1965, in Arrow Rock, she married Robert L. Thurman, who preceded her in death on June 28, 2008. Mrs. Thurman was a member of the Gilliam Baptist Church. She was an LPN at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for more than 30 years until her retirement.
She is survived by two sons, John Harris Jr. of Marshall and Harold Thurman of rural Slater; a daughter, Mary Lou Driskell and her husband, Clark, of rural Marshall; five grandchildren, Grant Driskell, Tyler Driskell, Sidney Thurman, B.J. Sullivan and Alicia Spence and her husband, Dallas; and three great-grandchildren, Gretchen Spence, Lorelei Spence and Taylor Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by a sister in infancy.
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