Debra R. Thornton

January 15, 1955 - May 9, 2021
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Debra R. Thornton, 66, of Barnhill, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 in her home, following a lengthy period of declining health.

Born in Jackson, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Florence (McNutt) Martin and was a homemaker. She loved watching her daughter play softball, being on Facebook and watching …

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Debra R. Thornton, 66, of Barnhill, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 in her home, following a lengthy period of declining health.

Born in Jackson, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Florence (McNutt) Martin and was a homemaker. She loved watching her daughter play softball, being on Facebook and watching “Days of Our Lives”.

On June 8, 1973, Debra married Charles J. Thornton and together they shared over 47 years of marriage. In addition to Charles, Debra is survived by her children, Joshua Levi Thornton and his fiancé Shauna Townsend of Dover and Desirae Dawn Thornton of Uhrichsville; three grandchildren, Samantha Jo (Jake) Miller of Utah, Joshua J. Thornton of Barnhill and Frostin Ray Roup of Uhrichsville; a great grandson, Fenix Reese Miller of Utah, two sisters, Barbara (Donnie) Alsept of Jewett and Elizabeth Wayde of New Philadelphia; a brother, Patrick (Bernice) Martin of New Philadelphia and her best friend, Peggy Pringle of Barnhill.

In addition to her parents, a son, Charles J. Thornton, Jr. and three grandchildren also precede her in death.

In keeping with Debra’s wishes, she is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and no public visitation or services are to be scheduled.

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Born: January 15, 1955
Died: May 9, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Linda Arnold posted on 5/16/21

She was a sweetheart and I will miss seeing her on Facebook. My prayers to the family!

 

Marsha Shisler posted on 5/15/21

My dear friend I love you and am going to miss you. My love and prayers go out to Jay, Josh and desirae

 

Kimberly Price-Schafer posted on 5/13/21

I'm so sorry to see this,Deb was a great friend, sympathy for the family..R.I.P my friend

 

Siobhan posted on 5/13/21

I am so sorry for your loss, Deb was a prayer warrior for all who needed prayer and I will miss seeing her on Facebook. 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we do not look at what we see right now, the troubles all around us,but we look forward to the Joy's in heaven which we have not seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joy to come will last forever. Praying for the family

 

Hallie Neilson posted on 5/12/21

So sorry to hear this .My condolences .

 

Kathy young posted on 5/12/21

I and Ain't Wills McNutt Moses you...no more pain..rip..Kathy Young and Aunt Wills McNutt

 

Don & Sue Cross posted on 5/12/21

sending our condolences to the family..

 

mary wise posted on 5/11/21

im so sorry to hear of debs passing.weve been friends on facebook for many years.we both loved to watch and talk about days of our lives.my families prayers are with you in this sad time.

 

Pat and Bernice Martin posted on 5/11/21

You will be missed sis love you until we meet again

 

David Schweitzer posted on 5/11/21

My sincere Condolence to Deb's family. We have been family friends for many years. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

 

Velma Moore posted on 5/11/21

See you again someday. You will be missed by me . I always loved our conversations. Fly High Sister.

 

Christal Foley posted on 5/11/21

So sorry for your loss, Deb will definitely be missed and loved always. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Miranda posted on 5/11/21

I am truly sorry for loss to all of the family. Deb was and is a good woman . Thank you for the good times we had together. You will be missed. The family is in my prayers. She is watching over everyone now.

 

Karina Pershing posted on 5/11/21

Josh ,So sorry for your loss of your mother You are in my prayers

 

Kenny and Tammy Law posted on 5/11/21

She will be gone but not forget, sorry for your loss,

 

Trista Briggs posted on 5/11/21

So sorry for your loss. Deb seemed to be there for everyone and a person that people could go to and talk to when they were down. She was an amazing woman to many. My heart goes out to the family and friends

 

Dawn Thomas posted on 5/11/21

U will be missed

 

Linda Roup posted on 5/11/21

My heart goes out to deb s family and friends y'all are in my thoughts. R.I.P deb you will be missed by many.

 

Doyle Stafford posted on 5/11/21

Jay and family sorry for your loss

 

Mary Everett posted on 5/11/21

My deepest sympathy to Jay, Dez, Joshua and all the family and friends. She was a great woman always had kind words to say about everyone. Always caring and praying for others. She will be deeply missed.

 

Brandy Arnold posted on 5/11/21

So sorry about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

 

Shelia (Sizemore) Trachsel posted on 5/10/21

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Jay and his family.

 

Paula Warner posted on 5/10/21

To Jay and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I always enjoyed talking to Deb when she came in the office or I would run in to her at Walmart. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Paula Warner

 

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