Maurine Adams


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Maurine Adams Thurman

Jun 11 1907 - Feb 08 2010

Maurine Adams Thurman was born in Cason, Texas, on June 11, 1907 and died at home in McKinney on February 8, 2010. She was raised by God loving, church going parents, with Maurine (as a young child) receiving a five year perfect attendance medal from the Methodist Church in Mexia, Texas. As a college student at East Texas State Teachers College, she met and married Dale Thurman in Commerce, Texas on August 23, 1925 and to that union was born a son and daughter. At the age of 55, she decided to take a class in oil painting which was the beginning of many wonderful hours spent in developing oil paintings. One of her famous remarks was, “When I paint, the beans could burn and I wouldn’t care”. She painted hundreds of canvases covering a wide variety of subjects, each one of them a treasure to her husband and family. In pursuit of her interests, she was a Life Member of the Art Club of McKinney, being one of the original members of The Lofty Painters. Having learned to read at the foot of her mother’s rocking chair, she gained a love for reading, once stating, “Really, I just love the flow of words”. With the death of her son in 1950, she found that long term grief was counter productive. It was then that humor became an integral part of her being. She loved life – “It’s easy to get to be 102 – it doesn’t take any talent”. This is the woman we shall remember. Mrs. Thurman was preceded in death by her husband, Dale M. Thurman, her son Jesse W. Thurman, two sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Mary and Norman Dotson, Granddaughters and spouses, Debbie and Corbett Christie, Denise and Steve Jones, Judith and Marvin Krueger, Jessie Dale and Richard Fields, Great-grandchildren, Candice Christie Singleton, Kelly Christie Pemberton, Shannon Jones, Bill and Russell Krueger, Jeremy and Sasha Fields, five great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Ruth Shannon of Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Dr. Tommy Brumett officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening. Memorials may be made to the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society or First United Methodist Church, McKinney, Permanent Endowment Fund.
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