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.