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Harrison Street Chapel
Thursday March 16, 2017
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Harrison Street Chapel
Friday March 17, 2017
10:00 AM

Keith B. Thurston

May 07, 1932 - March 02, 2017

Keith B. Thurston, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Born May 7, 1932, in Bartholomew County, he was the son of Doyle and Dorothy (Courtner) Thurston. He married Marilyn A. Massingale on April 20, 1952. They were married 63 years with Marilyn preceding Keith in death on June 3, 2015.

Keith is survived by his sons, Kim Thurston Ed.D. and wife, Kathy, of Crothersville, and Mark Thurston and wife, Brenda, of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Christopher Thurston and wife, Tiffany, of Seymour, and Tiffany Brown and husband, Shawn, of Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren, Paisleigh Gray and Presleigh Grace Thurston, and Maddox Hayes and Tinley Monroe Brown.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis A. Bowman.

Mr. Thurston graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1951. He worked at the Shelby County R.E.M.C. beginning as a meter reader until retiring as the General Manager of the utility in 1994.

Keith enjoyed any and all time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. He valued a strong work ethic and personal integrity, having worked to help support his family since age 12. Keith was a member of the First Christian Church, Rotary Club of Shelbyville, and Blue River Elks Lodge. He was also active in the Chamber of Commerce and a contributing member of the Shelby County Republican Party.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Childrens Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.


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