Charlene Frances Thornburg, of Harrisonville, Missouri was born July 9, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of John and Phyllis (Thompson) Bell. She departed this life on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 26 days.
On March 31, 1956, Charlene was united in marriage to Ret. TSgt. Bobby Joe Thornburg in Hickman Mills, Missouri.
Charlene was a long time resident of the Ballard area was a homemaker.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Thornburg on December 6, 2006; a son, John Robert Thornburg; a son-in-law, Bill Klumb; a sister, Stephanie Turner and dear friend, Jack Powell.
Charlene is survived by two daughters, Linda L. Klumb and Bobbie J. Christman and husband James all of Harrisonville, Missouri; four granddaughters, Melissa Cumpton Heider and husband Anthony, Amanda Thornhill Baker and husband Jesse, Holly Cumpton Ruth and Kyla Cumpton Cornelius and an adopted granddaughter, Jill Powell Faulkenberry; 6 great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Kadence, Korbin, Paisley, Shane and Aubree; a sister, Johnetta Frisbie, Mission, Kansas; other relatives and friends.
A private family graveside was held in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Harrisonville Animal Shelter.