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Lonnie Kent Thurston

March 4, 1945 — March 22, 2016

Lonnie Kent Thurston, 71 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on March 22nd, 2016 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

He was born on March 4th, 1945 in Orange County, Indiana to Earl Thurston and Mildred “Clements” Thurston.

Lonnie married the love of his life, Loretta Lewis on June 6th, 1965 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lonnie graduated from the Springs Valley High School Class of 1963 and worked for Smithville Telephone Company for 47 years where he was a supervisor and retired in 2014.

He is survived by:

Wife Loretta Thurston French Lick, Indiana

(2) Daughters Sandi Rae Koehler (Drew) Huntingburg, Indiana
Lori Renee Kendall (Ben) French Lick, Indiana

(1) Sister Sanda Crisp (Ron) New Albany, Indiana

(4) Grandchildren Jazzlynn Leonard, Jalon Leonard, Benton Kendall and Abby Kendall

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held by Rev. Doug Finney on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel, French Lick, Indiana.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 26th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service.

Cremation was chosen and a private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to IU Health Paoli Foundation, PO Box 499, Paoli, IN 47454 or Patoka Cemetery c/o of Carl Allen, 9491 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, IN 47432

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

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