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Dean Thornton

Megrue-Price Funeral Home

Superior, NE


Dean Thornton, 87, of Superior, NE, died on January 30, 2014 in Hastings, NE. He was born July 14, 1926 in Guide Rock, NE; the son of Arvine and Wilma (Payne) Thornton. He was one of five children.

He attended school in Guide Rock, NE and graduated from Superior High School. He was a member of the Superior Church of Christ, serving as an Elder.

Dean was united in marriage to Nita Poole on August 7, 1949 in Webber, KS. The marriage was blessed with four children. Much of their life together was spent farming and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Nita on October 13, 2006; grandson, Cyrus Thornton; and a brother, Daryl.

He is survived by -
Son and daughter in law: Brad Thornton and Jill DesMoines of Lincoln
Former Daughter in law: Shirley Thornton of Lincoln
Daughter and son in law: DeAnn Lewis and John of Lincoln
Son: Phillip Thornton and wife Janet of Bloomington, IL
Daughter and son in law: Julie Murray and Ted of Central City, NE
Family Friend: Arma Jean Whitney
Nine Grandchildren: Andrea, Windy, Stuart, Darcy, Nathan, Brandon, Kelsie, Tyler and Michael
Ten Great Grandchildren: Alana, Abigayle, Aubriana, Kamden, Krieser, Caleb, Brenna, Bryleigh, Corbin, Jazmin
Sisters: Marjeanne Somerhalder
Louise Copeland
Phyllis Bowes and husband Richard
Nieces and Nephews
Other Relatives and Many Friends

Services at: Superior Church of Christ, Superior, Ne

Time of Service: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Clergy: Dr. Jeff Collins

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nebraska

Memorials to: Superior Church of Christ

Visitation: From 4:00 pm-8:00 pm on Friday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home

Funeral Home: Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Phone 402-879-3900

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