Dorothy Thorne

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Dorothy L. Thorne, 85, of Jackson died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Jackson Manor.

She was born Dec. 21, 1919, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of Charles "Charlie" and Allie Evans. She and Orval C. Thorne were married Sept. 19, 1936. He died Feb. 8, 1986.

Formerly of Patton, Thorne moved to Jackson in the early 1980s, and had resided at Jackson Manor the past eight years.

Loving survivors include a son, Jerry Thorne of Jackson; a daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and the Rev. Lee Hammel of Monroe, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Orval R. Thorne, and two brothers.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Essex Cemetery in Essex, Mo. The Rev. Hammel will officiate.

McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Southeast Hospice.