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Mary Thornton

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Mary (Lewis) Thornton, age 86, of Jackson, Ohio passed peacefully away on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born January 26th, 1932 in Thurman, Ohio to the late Edward and Zelma Lewis.

She is survived by daughters, Judi Booth (Howard Houchin) of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and Lynn (Billy) Starkey of Jackson, Ohio; sisters, Irene Lloyd of Jackson, Ohio and Winnie (Larry) Ghearing of Circleville, Ohio; grandchildren: BJ (Priscilla) Starkey, Kristen (Jake) Taylor, and Nick (Lana) Starkey; and five loving great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Thornton in 2012; sisters, Sarah Lane and Jennie Myers; and brother, Edward Lewis.

Mary was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a past member of the Wagon Wheeler’s Square Dance Club. She also proudly served as a volunteer at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio for numerous years.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25th, 2018 from 4-6PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 11AM with Pastor Dave Roach and Pastor Janie Karl officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Christ United Methodist, Memorial Donation-Mary Thornton, 150 Portsmouth Street, Jackson, OH 45640.

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