Joann Thornton

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Joann B. Thornton, 75, of Prairie Village, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital following a long term illness.

She was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Orville and Thelma Givens Boswell. She married William W. Thornton.

Thornton was a graduate of Central High School, and had worked at Southwestern Bell.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Linda Fugitt of Olathe, Kan., Deborah Girard of Portsmouth, R.I.; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

There is no service.

D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel in Overland Park, Kan., is in charge of arrangements.