Gus Thomure, Jr.

February 14, 1927 ~ January 20, 2021

          Augustus “Gus” Edward Thomure, Jr., age 93, of Bonne Terre, passed away at Parkland Hospital in Bonne Terre on January 20, 2021. Gus was born February 14, 1927 in Bonne Terre, Missouri to the late August Edward Thomure, Sr. and Susan (Gidley) Thomure. Gus was the owner of Thomure Standard Service over 40 years and enjoyed fishing and camping at Clearwater Lake. Gus was a dedicated husband and family man.

          In addition to his parents, Gus was preceded in death by his daughters, Kathy Wisdom and Sally Thomure; brothers, Harold Thomure and Paul “Marvin” Thomure; and sister, Aleta Kaelin.

          Gus is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lillian Jean (Brown) Thomure; children, Connie Black and husband Randy, Judy Ballew, and Nancy Gardenhire and husband David Black; son in laws, Terry Wisdom and Tom Fryman; grandchildren, Lisa McFarland, Linda Thomure, Erika Black, Susie Skaggs, Neal Hudson, Alicia Reagan, Clint Ballew, John E. “L.J.” Gardenhire, Jr., Darla Fryman, Chad Wisdom and Brad Wisdom; twelve great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Frank Hawkins; and many other family and friends.

          There will be a private inurnment held at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Randy Black officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at

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  1. Gus or "Gussie" was a friend of the Mills family for many years. He always took care of my Dad's cars (Kelly Mills) and then my cars (Jim Mills). He was a special person that everyone liked and he always made you feel special as a customer and gave you the best advice for your car. He was one of the people that made Bonne Terre, a great place to live. Jim Mills

  2. Bill and I remember Gus very well.  He was well known and respected by everyone, and his station was a true landmark!  He was always very welcoming and helpful.  Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Love and Blessings in the loss of your beloved patriarch.  

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