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McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Dorothy Ann Thornton

January 12, 1935July 23, 2020
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Dorothy Ann (Kramer) Thornton, 85, Kansas City, MO Passed away July 23, 2020. Visitation is July 29th at 9:00 AM with Rosary Prayer at 10:00 AM at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO. Entombment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Dorothy was born in Atchison Kansas January 12, 1935 to Francis and Florence (Dooley) Kramer. She attended Bishop Lillis High School where she met her husband Myles and graduated in 1952. She married Myles J. Thornton in October 1956 and received her R.N. degree from St. Mary’s Hospital in November 1956.

Dorothy worked at several Kansas City area hospitals and nursing homes. She was an active member in the Catholic Church the children’s education and organizations. She enjoyed volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader and her longtime hobby of sewing.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband Myles, daughter Diane, sister Kay Culey and brother Francis (Jim) Kramer.

Dorothy is survived by her sister, Sr. Mary Lucy Kramer, OSB; daughters Kathleen (Frank) Woodroof and Margaret Kenney, son Michael Thornton; grandchildren Sarah (Matt) Ducoulombier, Amanda (James) Postlewait, Kyle (Mallory) Woodroof, John M. Kenney, Michele Kenney, James Kenney and six great-grandchildren.

In honor of Dorothy, the family suggests contributions to St. Gabriel Catholic Church Food Pantry, 4737 N Cleveland, Kansas City, Missouri 64119.

  • FAMILY

  • Sr. Mary Lucy Kramer, OSB, Sister
  • Kathleen (Frank) Woodroof, Daughter
  • Margaret Kenney, Daughter
  • Michael Thornton, Son
  • Sarah (Matt) Ducoulombier, Granddaughter
  • Amanda (James) Postlewait, Granddaughter
  • Kyle (Mallory) Woodroof, Grandson
  • John M. Kenney, Grandson
  • Michele Kenney, Granddaughter
  • James Kenney, Grandson
  • 6 Great-grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kyle Woodroof, Pallbearer
  • Frank Woodroof, Pallbearer
  • James Postlewait, Pallbearer
  • Mike Thornton, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Gabriel Catholic Church Food Pantry

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Rosary Prayers

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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