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D. Joan Thornton

   D. Joan Thornton, 84, passed away in hospice on Sunday, August 28, at Riley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.
    She was born on November 30, 1926, in Wayne County, IN to L. Roy and Agnes Reynolds Miller. She married Robert W. Thornton on August 11, 1945, who preceded her in death in 1984. She worked as Williamsburg High School secretary and later as Northeastern Wayne School secretary and later was bookkeeper at Fisher’s Candy Company  in Union City, IN, until retiring in 1990.
    Mrs. Thornton will be missed by her son, Mark A. Thornton and daughter Paula Thornton Emmons, their spouses Diane Thatcher Thornton and David A. Emmons. Also surviving are a brother, James R. Miller; grandchildren, Joy Emmons Wright, Michele Emmons Christy, Meghan Thornton Wilhelm and Evan Thornton; great grandchildren Morghan and Coleton Wright and Natalie Christy; nieces and nephews.
    Family and Friends may gather for visitation from 5-7pm on Thursday, September 1 and 10-10:30am on Friday, September 2 with funeral services to follow at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City, Indiana. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or Hospice.

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Mark and Diane,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We so enjoyed your mother when she would come into the bank for a quick visit. We have made a donation, in her name, to Hospice.
Kim, Jenny, Nicole, and Kristen

Merchants Bank & Trust, Aurora Aug 31 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.  I have so many memories of Joan being with our family at gatherings.  Those were special times.  We always loved having her join us.  She will be missed.  You are all in my prayers as you go through this hard time.  
Carol Kalsbeek

Carol Thatcher Kalsbeek Aug 30 2011 12:00 AM