Butch Thurman


Bernard Marion “Butch” Thurman, 80, of Montgomery City, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at his home surrounded by family.

Bernard Marion “Butch” Thurman was born on May 16, 1942 in New Florence to George Webster Thurman and Ethel Harriett Jones Thurman. He graduated from Montgomery City High School. He was a member of the school’s last class to graduate. The school moved to the new Montgomery County R-II Building. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Butch enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with all his family and friends.

Butch is survived by his significant other, Dorothy Wyman of Montgomery City for over 25 years; children: Dion Thurman and wife, Cindy, of Montgomery City; Dina Lybarger and husband, David, of Russellville; and Dana Burwell and husband, Hoss, of Montgomery City; stepchildren: Dorothy Stauffacher and husband, Scott, of Middletown; Daisy Fox of Harrisburg; and Amy Bourne and husband, Jesse, of Auxvasse; grandchildren: Josh, Destiny, Katelyn, Kindrea, Kasey, Trenton, and Leanna; step-grandchildren: Eric, James, Julia, Brandi, Rachael, Monica, Elizabeth, Jessaka, and Cody; ten great-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren; brother, George Harold Thurman and wife, Rosie, of New Florence; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, George Webster and Ethel Harriett Jones Thurman; and two brothers: Leonard Thurman and Daniel Thurman.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. The Reverend Mike Crowson will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Schlanker Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Helen Reagan Cancer Fund or to the Harmony Baptist Church in care of Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.