Vicki Sue Thornhill, age 66, a resident of rural Mapleton, Kansas, died unexpectedly Friday, October 22, 2021, at her home.
She was born February 19, 1955, in Garnett, Kansas, the daughter of Kenneth Adams and Violet McQuay Adams.
Vicki had worked at the high school and also served as a bus drive for the Ballard, Missouri, school district. At the time of her death, she was serving in the same capacity for the Jayhawk Linn School District.
She liked horses and dogs and also enjoyed going to auctions.
Vicki loved her family and was always ready to go on an outing with them or to attend any of her grandchildren’s activities. While in Missouri, Vicki was a member of the Heart of Life Church in Adrian.
Survivors include her three children, Kenny Allen (Destiny) of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Rocky Wheeler (J.R.), of Butler, Missouri and Richie Allen (Aimee) of Mapleton, Kansas; a daughter-in-law, Ann Allen of Waukee, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren, Kolby Allen (Megan), Kori Belcher (Darren), Damon Allen (Torie), Austin Collins, Jordyn Allen, Savana Allen, Kailee Allen, Morgan Wheeler, Jailynn Wheeler, Garrett Allen, Jackson Allen, Kendall Earnest, Spencer Allen, Zoie Wheeler, Nellie Earnest and Kenadee Allen; and three great-grandsons, Atlas, Oliver and Gage with one more great-grandchild on the way. Also surviving is a step-son Jason Lewis and his family of the Florida Keys; a brother, Gary McQuay (Nyoka Simrell) and a sister, Sandra Dunfield (Lloyd) all of Nevada, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sons, Robert Garwood who died in infancy and Tony Allen.
Rev. Dusty Drake will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 29th at the Community Christian Church.
Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.