Geraldine "Jeanie" Thurman, 80, passed away in the comfort of her home on February 26, 2015. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, March 2nd at Muehlebach Funeral Care, 6800 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday at Red Bridge Christian Church, 10842 McGee St., Kansas City, MO and interment will be at Floral Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Kansas City Garden Club, 5300 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas, MO.
Jeanie was born January 1, 1935 in Kansas City, MO to Allie and Gladys Kirkland. She graduated from Manuel High School in 1953 and received her associate degree in bookkeeping from Penn Valley Community College. Jeanie held her career as a bookkeeper from Cleveland Chiropractic College where she eventually retired. She was a member of the Red Bridge Christian Church, a life member of the Kansas City Garden Club, and a member of the Greater Kansas City Herb Study Group. Jeanie was an avid reader, loved gardening, square dancing with her loving husband, and treasured every moment with her beloved family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thurman and her brother, Rolland Kirkland. Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Branstetter and husband Henry; grandchildren, Matthew Branstetter and wife Jesica, Amanda Cooper, Aaron Branstetter, Rebecca Heflin and husband Matt; great grandchildren, Christopher Cooper, Reese and Jack Branstetter and Selah Heflin; a brother, David Kirkland.