Nancy L (Bates) Thornburgh

June 28, 1922 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 98)


Nancy L. (Bates) Thornburgh, 98, passed away October 12, 2020 at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home in Little River.

Nancy was born southeast of Kanopolis, KS to Lyndon D. And Florence (Cadwell) Bates on June 28, 1922. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1940 and married William D. Thornburgh on September 25, 1949. He died in 1992.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Margaret Hart, Kate Webster, and Rosma Seward; and brother, L.D. Bates, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (Terry) Kueser of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Sarah (Colby Richard) Kueser of Ellsworth and John (Katie) Kueser of Ellsworth; great grandchildren, Josie and Zane Kueser; and a host of friends and neighbors.

Graveside memorial service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 at Ellsworth Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to Sandstone Heights Nursing Home (memo: Nancy Thornburgh Memorial) or Ellsworth Co. Historical Society, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.

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