DIGHTON — Clifford Allen Thon, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby.

He was born Oct. 5, 1930, to Alvin and Cornelia Bruner Thon. He graduated from Healy High School in 1948.

He married Delories Paul on April 4, 1951. They divorced in 1984. He married Phyllis Cheney/Bryant on May 2, 1991.

A former resident of Dighton and Scott County, Mr. Thon worked at Royal Beef Feeders in Scott County for 10 years before retiring in 2012. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis; six children, Gregory Thon of Nashville, Linda Sowers of Colby, Stephen Thon of Overland Park, Stephanie Wessel of Peyton, Colo., Michelle Thon of Buckeye, Ariz., and Valerie Latham of Dallas, Ore.; a sister, Delores Roemer of Scott City; a brother, Larry Thon of Kansas City, Mo.; 24 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

A memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Dighton. Burial will be at Dighton Memorial Cemetery, with military honors conducted.

Memorials are suggested to Prairie Senior Living Complex, in care of Boomhower Funeral Home, Box 891, Dighton, KS 67839. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.