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Marie Thornburg

April 28, 2014

    Marie (Yoder) Thornburg, 88, Decatur, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Marie was born April 11, 1926, in Decatur, to the late Ross and Almira (Brown) LaTurner.
    Marie formerly attended Berne Evangelical Mennonite Church.  She was member of the VFW and American Legion ladies Auxiliary in Avon Park, Fla. Marie worked at the old Pioneer restaurant in Decatur and retired from the Sandwich Depot Restaurant in Avon Park.
    Surviving are her son, Jeffrey (Linda) Yoder of Decatur; three daughters, Carolyn (James) Baumer of Monroe, Cathy Plasterer of Decatur and Karen (James) Crandall of Columbia City; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild due in June.
    She was preceded in death husbands, James R. Yoder and Harry "Dave" Thornburg; a daughter, Vickie Hurst; a granddaughter; two brothers; three sisters; and two sons-in-law, Dan Plasterer and Steve Hurst.
    Calling will be held from 3-7:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Church Cemetery in Berne.
    Preferred memorials are to Family Life Care or ACCF Angel Cancer Fund.
    Online condolences may be made at

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