Ralph D. Thornton Ralph D. Thornton, 78, of St Peters, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 2003) at his residence. Mr. Thornton was a retired painter for Local 46, where he had worked for more than 30 years. He had served in the Army from 1945 to 1946. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, south St Louis County. Among the survivors are his wife, Gerri Thornton of St Peters; Peters; seven sons, Dan Thornton of Washington, Mo., Larry Thornton, Thornton, Jim Thornton and Shawn Thornton, all of St. Charles, Mike Thornton of O'Fallon, Bob Thornton Thornton and Go-Go Go-Go Go-Go Thornton, both of Florissant; two daughters, Mary Ann Paul and Bridget Thornton, both of St Peters; 29 grandchildren; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. to .