Wendell Eugene THOMURE

March 16, 1927 ~ January 23, 2008

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Wendell Eugene Thomure passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital, St. Louis County, MO., at the age of 80 years, 10 months & 7 days. Wendell was born March 16, 1927, in Desloge, MO., & was the son of Ralph Antone Thomure & Pearl 'Smith' Thomure. Also preceding were: his wife, Dorothy Hilda 'Lueddecke' Thomure (May 2, 2002); 1 son, in-infancy, Walter Thomure; 2 Sisters: Ruby Bequetle & Margaret Cox. Also, 4 Brothers: Walter Eugene Thomure; Ralph A. Thomure, Jr., Johnnie Thomure & Harold Gene Thomure.

Wendell was a US ARMY Veteran; a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Farmington; a 32nd Degree Mason & member, Scottish Rite.

Survivors Include: 3 Sons: David (& Leanna) Thomure, of Springfield, MO; Charles (& Chris) Thomure, of Farmington; Mike (& Jackie) Thomure, of Hillsboro. 1 Sister, Dee Schantz, of Sacramento, CA; 3 Brothers: Frances Thomure, of Farmington; Ron (& Karen) Thomure, of Michigan; Bobby Baird, of St. Louis. Also, 7 Grandchildren & 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation : Friday, 6-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Saturday @ 7 am

Masonic Lodge Blue Services : Friday evening @ 6:30, VFW Service @ 7:00 p.m.

Funeral : Saturday, 1:00 p.m., January 26, 2008

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Jeff Brady officiating.

Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * The American Lung Association.

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  1. Dorothy, Dave, Charlie, Mike, and extended Family, You and I haven't seen each other in several years but I remember back in the 70's and 80's being around each of you including Wendell. He always had a smile on his face that is my fondest memory of him. I actually seen him in the last 6 months and still recognized him at Huddle House in Farmington. I took a double take and went up to him and asked him, if that's who he was he replyed yes it was and who I and he said that I made him feel old since he remembered me as a teenager we attende Cross Roads Church. He was truly a good person that I am thankful that we met. I didn't realize until late 80's that Him and Ruby were siblings and that Cotton was my cousin on my mother's side of the family and therefore I said we were related in two ways, one way the most important way God's way and our extended family . So he will be missed and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mike, Jackie, Dave, Charlie, Chip, and Katie. My heart and my prayers go out to all of you and your families during this difficult time. Wendell was an inspiration and a friend to me for alot of years. He was always great to be around, we had some good times and laughed alot along the way. God bless.

  3. Dear Dave, Charlie, Mike, & Your Families, I am so sorry for your loss. I recall back in 2000; Aunt Dee, Uncle Chuck and I had dinner with your father. We spoke of past days with great memories. I still remember seeing his smile and hearing his laughter.

  4. My condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of being Wendell's home health nurse for a short time and know he was a wonderful man. He will be missed…

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