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Doris P. Thornton

Doris P. Thornton, age 93, formerly of Berkeley Heights and West Orange, New Jersey passed away on March 29th, 2017 in French Lick, Indiana.

She was born on February 9th, 1924 in Nutley, New Jersey to Charles and Anna (Compton) Prior.

Doris married William E. Thornton on June 24th, 1946 and he preceded her in death on February 9th, 2007.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and (1) Sister – Edna Hoehn.

Doris graduated from West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey Class of 1942.  

She was very proud of being the first woman bank teller in the city of Newark, New Jersey during WWII.  She was a volunteer with the Bell Telephone Pioneers and also Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.  She served as past chair of the West Orange Scholarship Fund.

She is survived by:

(1) Son Craig Thornton (wife Elizabeth) North Plainfield, New Jersey

(1) Daughter Carol Thornton-Anderson (husband John) French Lick, Indiana

(2) Grandchildren Evan and Ryan Anderson

A private service will be held. Burial will be at the Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover, New Jersey.

Doris loved music and played the piano and violin.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the Springs Valley Young Strings Program, c/o Springs Valley Elementary School, 356 S. Larry Bird Boulevard, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook Page Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, or at our website www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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To the family of Doris Thornton
Please accept my sincere condolences.  I have taken comfort knowing that God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.Revelation 21:3, 4

The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. As we have previously noted, the Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. And at that time humans will have the prospect of enjoying perfect health, and they will never have to die again. But surely that is wishful thinking! some may say words of encouragement please go  to JW.org for words of encouragement

Roberta Apr 9 2017 12:00 AM