Published in the Iola Register on Aug. 27, 2013.

MELVIN R. THORNTON

MELVIN R. THORNTON
Melvin R. Thornton, 88, Concordia, died Aug. 25, 2013, at the Resident Care Center, Beloit. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, at Randall to Miles and Leota Thornton. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Erika Distler May 19, 1961. She survives. Also surviving: sister, Florence Fitch of Oregon, nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by: parents, sisters, Doris Mahin, Lucille Plowman, Loreita Yarber; brothers, William and Howard. No services. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be at a later date with his wife in the Randall Cemetery. Condolences: www.chaputbuoy.com.
Chaput Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, in charge of arrangements.