Feb. 27, 1925 Nov. 29, 2009
WILLARD Marilyn (McFadden) Thornton, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2009, in her home at 710 Ash Street in Willard, Ohio. Surrounding and lovingly embracing her were all five of her children.
Marilyn was born on February 27, 1925, in Willard, the only child of Irva Irene (Moomaw) McFadden and Robert Henry McFadden, who preceded her in death in 1989 and 1963. Except for a few years after World War II, Marilyn was a lifelong resident of Willard.
Marilyn married Martin Kenneth Thornton on September 27, 1943, while Kenneth was serving in the Navy during World War II. Kenneth preceded her in death on March 24, 2006. Marilyn is survived by her eternally loving children Martin Robert (Betty) Thornton of Atlanta, Georgia; Susan Kathryn (Paul) Zdroik of Willard; James Clay (Kathleen) Thornton of Stuart, Florida; Joan Marie Thornton of Columbus, Ohio; and Melissa Jane (Ronald) Butler of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are her grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Thornton; Paul Adam, Lauren Kathryn, and Scott Kenneth Zdroik; Jay David Thornton, Colleen Aubrey Costea, and Maura Megan (Costea) Buck.