Lillian Thornton

September 1st, 1926 to November 16th, 2007
Port Huron - Lillian A. Thornton, 81, died Friday, November 16, 2007 in Port Huron Hospital following a short illness. She was born September 1, 1926 in Port Huron. She married Keith A. Thornton, Sr. on November 2, 1946 in St. Paul Lutheran Church. Lillian owned and operated Thornton's Beauty Salon for several years and then worked at Kiley's Beauty Salon for many years. She was active in the Prayer Circle and volunteered with the Herb Garden at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Keith A. Thornton, Sr. daughter, Alexis K. Linder of St. Clair Shores; sons Thomas C. Thornton of Glendale, AZ and Keith A. (Debi Jean) Thornton, Jr. of Port Huron; daughter, Tina S. (Dennis S.) Smith of Port Huron; grandchildren, Jacob A. Linder, Erika Rose Thornton, Aaron Thornton (Kim Hohensee), Cole Thornton and Dennis S. Smith, Jr.; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Isabelle Toles, Betty Burgess and Barbara Crowe; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Christian A. Smith. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Peterson, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Food Depot.

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