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Melvin R. Thornton

Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home

Concordia, KS


Melvin R. Thornton, 88 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Resident Care Center in Beloit. He was born on January 27, 1925 at Randall to Miles and Leota Thornton.

He served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

Melvin married Erika Distler on May 19, 1961.

Melvin is survived by -
Wife: Erika
Sister: Florence Fitch of Oregon
Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Doris Mahin, Lucille Plowman, Loreita Yarber; and 2 brothers, William and Howard.

Per Melvins wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Inurnment will be at a later date with his wife Erika in the Randall Cemetery in Randall.

Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com.

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