DEATH: James “Jim” Russell Thurston, 79

James “Jim” Russell Thurston, 79, of Burdick, founder of Round-up En­ter­prises in Hillsboro and other businesses associated with oil field storage tanks and related products, died Oct. 12 at the Gold­en Living Cen­ter of Chase County, Cotton­wood Falls.

Cremation took place with the service planned at a later date. Burial will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery near Cottonwood Falls, and scheduled also at a later date.

He was born Feb 5, 1937, to Edward C. and Osha (Jack) Thurston in Chase County. On Nov. 24, 1957, he was married to JoAnn Buchman, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Lou and wife Lori Thurston of Hillsboro and Kirk and wife Angela Thurston of Harper; daughters Debra and husband Terry Scott of Allen, Texas, and Marty Thurston and Wayne Criger of Plano, Texas; sister Charlotte Daw­son of Marion; seven grandchildren and seven great­­-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Asso­cia­tion and sent in care of the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

Condolences may be sent to the family via:, also in charge of arrangements.

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