LYONS — Jeffery Adam Thurman, 26, died April 1 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born March 20, 1986 in Lyons, he was the son of Leonard A. Thurman and Anita A. Williams. He attended Lyon’s schools. A longtime resident of Lyons, he was an oilfield worker.
Survivors include his fiance, Amber Rinehart of Crane, Mo.; a son, Jeffery Adam Thurman Jr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Marie Thurman; his father, Leonard A. and Elaine Thurman of Lyons; his mother, Anita Gates and Terry of Memphis, Tenn.; grandparents, Elsie and Herb Critchfield of Alden, Evelyn Bratton of Florida and Elaine Ayers of Lyons; four brothers, Anthony James Williams of Italy, Leonard “Opie” Thurman and William Thurman, both of Lyons and John Thurman of Hoisington; and five sisters, Ashlie Thurman of Lyons, Laura Hooker of Wichita, Mary Whitestar, Sara Whitestar and Niki Whitestar, all of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack Ayers, Donald and Charlene Williams and Donald Bratton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Birzer Funeral Home in Lyons with the Rev. Curtis Fitzgerald officiating. Memorials are suggested the Jeffery Thurman Expense Fund in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Homes
214 W. Ave. South
Lyons, KS 67554
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 4, 2012