Wilsie O Thornburg

Born: Sun., Feb. 24, 1929
Died: Fri., Sep. 14, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 19, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Sep. 19, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Wilsie O. Thornburg, 89, of Winchester, died Friday, September 14, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Lagrange, Indiana.  

She was born February 24, 1929, to the late Harry Knapp and the late Louise (Keener) Cole.   

Mrs. Thornburg ran a Nursery School for many years out of her home in Winchester. She also was instrumental in the family Farming business.  She was a member of the McKinley Home Economics Club and she enjoyed being a member of the Indiana State Home Economics Choir. 

She was a member of the Jericho Friends Church of Winchester.   

Survivors include her Husband of 71 years, Howard; daughter, Diane Hartman of Wolcottville; sons, Dan D Thornburg (wife Becky) of Columbia City and Dennis J. Thornburg (wife Beth) of Wolcottville;  nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Esther Heltzel and Mary Smithson; one brother, Leroy Cole; nephew Steve Heltzel and niece Susan Deem.  

Services will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Pastor Martin Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery.  

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester.  

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Brad Hartman
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
I want to express my deepest sympathy to everyone on the passing of Wilsie .....I have very fond memories of Wilsie and all she did for her family. She was a faithful wife and good mother and made all that knew her feel important. She was a very loving and caring grandmother as well and many times i watched how each grandchild had that special place with her. My thoughts and prayers are with Howard and everyone in the family. God Bless Brad

Rob and Lisa Anderson
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
Wilsie was our neighbor for many years. We will always appreciate her taking care of our oldest daughter in a pinch while we went to the hospital to have our second child. We want to express our sincere sympathy to Howard and the family. She will be missed by many. We regret we are unable to make to either the calling or funeral.

Tom and Anita Newcom
   Posted Wed September 19, 2018
Beth and Dennis
I am so sorry to hear of Wilsie's passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

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