MINER -- Jannie Thurston, 75, died Aug. 19, 2008 at her home.
Born June 9, 1933, in Luxora, Ark., daughter of the late Harvey and Maggie Mae (Manning) Parker Sr., she was of the Baptist belief and had worked as a licensed practical nurse for St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.
On Jan. 24, 1951, she married Robert Ray Thurston; he preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death were: one son, Ronald Thurston; two daughters, Dawn Thurston and Janice Thurston; one brother, Junior Harvey Parker; and two sisters, Mary Juanita Parker and LaVerne Mertz.
Survivors include: one son, Edward Thurston of O'Fallon; five brothers, Russell Parker of Essex, Joe Parker of Sikeston, Eddie Parker of Nashville, Tenn., Sherman Parker of St. Louis and William Parker of Marble Hill; three sisters, Ila Mae Parker of Sullivan, Alice Smotherman of Waynesboro, Tenn., and Bonnie Sue Ethridge of Sikeston; and eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Ponder Funeral Home. No services will be conducted.