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C. Odessa Thornton

June 1, 1926 February 18, 2018
C. Odessa Thornton
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Obituary for C. Odessa Thornton

C. Odessa Thornton, age 91 of Fairfield, PA passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Born June 1, 1926 in Pendall, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. & Rose Lee (Trammell) Mills. Mrs. Thornton was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Lex Dean Thornton, who died in 2002 and four siblings; Bessie Stafford, Claude, Clyde and Jimmy Mills. She was a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College and earned her Master’s Degree from Western Maryland College. Mrs. Thornton spent six years teaching in Arkansas and several years teaching in Tennessee before finishing her career with the Frederick County Public School System for 27 years. She is survived by a daughter, Shelley A. Kellogg of Fairfield, three sons; Michael L. Thornton and wife Michele of Frederick, MD, Stanley F. Thornton and wife Jeannie of Fairfield, and Stephen E. Thornton of Fairfield, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Monahan Funeral Home, 27 East Main St., Fairfield, PA. Interment will be in the Fairfield Union Cemetery. There will being a viewing on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. The family suggests memorials to: Grane Hospice, 3501 Concord Rd. Suite 110, York, PA 17402 or the American Cancer Society, 924 N. Colonial Ave, York, PA 17403. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday

21

Feb

6:00 PM 2/21/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

27 East Main Street
Fairfield, PA 17320

Monahan Funeral Home
27 East Main Street Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

22

Feb

11:00 AM 2/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

27 East Main Street
Fairfield, PA 17320

Monahan Funeral Home
27 East Main Street Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairfield Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Main St.
Fairfield, PA 17320

West Main St. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States
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