Thursday, July 28, 2022

Obituary - Susan Jane Thornton

Susan Jane Thornton, 59, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at her home in rural Nevada, MO. Susan was born October 9, 1962, in Butler, MO to Lester and Carolyn (Gray) Thornton.

Susan grew up in Butler and Archie, MO and graduated high school in Savannah, MO. She received her bachelor’s degree at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO and completed graduate studies at East Texas State University, earning her master’s degree.

She worked as an executive assistant for Elk Electric in Austin, TX, as librarian at the University of Texas, and most recently as Cottey College librarian. Susan lived on the farm where she could enjoy her love for animals.

Survivors include her siblings, Michael Thornton, Nevada; Shirley Garnett, Nevada; Mark Thornton (Joan), Plano, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews, which she affectionately referred to as “her niecews”. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mark Theriac; infant sister, Marilyn Jane Thornton; sister-in-law, Jenny Thornton; and brother-in-law, Jim Garnett.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Pastor Michelle Whitlock will officiate. Memorial contributions made be made to a charity of choice in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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