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Sharon L. Thornton, 63, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the nursing center in Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on January 11, 1948, in Greenville, Ohio, to Charles and Doris (Kemp) Thompson.
On January 14, 1967, she married Ronald Thornton. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2011.
Sharon had worked for the Adams County Emergency Management Agency for many years.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Stivers of Xenia, Ohio; a son, Douglas C. Thornton (and wife Stephanie) of Decatur; a sister, Nancy Brooks of Xenia; three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Brittany) Parrish II, Gregory Thornton, and Cody Thornton, all of Decatur; and two great-grandchildren, Charles A. Lopez and Addison G. Parrish of Decatur.
She was also preceded in death by her father.
The funeral service will be on Friday, June 17, 2011. at 3 p.m., with calling from 1-3 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home. Pastor Dan York will be officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials are to the Diabetes Fund within the Adams County Community Foundation.