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Obituary for Harriett Thornton
Harriett M. Thornton, 107, of Pekin passed Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Morton Villa. She was born November 1, 1910 in Leitchfield, KY to Deolie and Ethel Bradley Elmore. She married John H. Thornton in Pekin on July 3, 1932; he preceded her in death October 8, 1967. Her son-in-law, Andrew Asaro; sister, Rhuelma Beever and brothers, Halley Elmore and Orville Elmore preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, John (Marilyn) Thornton, Janice Y. Luft, Diane S. Asaro; grandchildren, Jay Thornton, Scott (Carmen) Luft, Mark (Lelonie) Luft, Julie (Derek) Guidotti, Tara (James) Hester, Darcy (Chris) Lawson; great-grandchildren, Jason, Matthew, Morgan, Andrew, Elizabeth, Michael, Colten, Garrett, Marshall and great-great-grandchildren, Graceland, Raylee, Jayce and Bryant. Harriett worked for Pekin Hospital transport for x-ray and later for GNC before retiring at age 75. She loved to sew, travel and read. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin where a funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. with visitation half hour prior at the church. Father Michael Andrejek will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.