Laura Linora Thurman

Laura Linora Thurman

Laura Linora Thurman of Ironton passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Farmington. She was 93.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1925 in Hogan, the daughter of the late Drew and Bertha (Govero) Smith.

On Oct. 22, 1942, she was united in marriage to Raymond Thurman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2002.

To this union four children were born, Charles Thurman and wife, Judy of Canton, TX, Mark Thurman and wife, Carol of Bonne Terre, and Paula Qualls and Roger Thurman, who both preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Drucella Smith and Maudrie Ballwin; and her brother, Bennie Smith.

Laura is survived by six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Laura was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Ironton.  She was a 1943 graduate of Annapolis High School. She was a member of the VFW Auxillary and the Order of the Eastern Star Lesterville Chapter.

Funeral services were held at noon on Friday, March 8, 2019.  Visitation began at 10 a.m.  Interment was in the Arcadia Valley Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ironton.

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