OBITUARY

Barbara J. Thorne

April 10, 1944April 3, 2018

Barbara J. Thorne, 73, of Oneonta, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, after a long illness.

She was born on April 10, 1944 in Summit, the daughter of Isaac and Dorothy (O’Dell) Rifenbark.

Barbara was known for her love of children, especially those she took care of. She also loved animals and had a heart of gold.

Barbara is survived by her brother, Gerald Rifenbark and his wife Patricia of Davenport Center; her nephew, Michael Fitch and his significant other Deb of Oneonta; her niece, Shelley Adams and her husband Phillip, and their children; as well as several more nieces, and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Donald Thorne; her parents, Isaac and Dorothy; her sisters, Betty and Virginia; and her brothers, Fred, George and Joe.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 11 am to 12 pm at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St, Oneonta, where a funeral service will take place immediately following at 12 pm.

Burial will take place at a later date in South Valley Pleasant Brook Cemetery, Cherry Valley.

I lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice or the Susquehanna Animal Shelter.

To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara is survived by her brother, Gerald Rifenbark and his wife Patricia of Davenport Center; her nephew, Michael Fitch and his significant other Deb of Oneonta; her niece, Shelley Adams and her husband Phillip, and their children; as well as several more nieces, and nephews.

    She was predeceased by her husband Donald Thorne; her parents, Isaac and Dorothy; her sisters, Betty and Virginia; and her brothers, Fred, George and Joe.

Services

  • Calling Hours Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Barbara J. Thorne

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Linda Hosier

April 8, 2018

I'll miss you! Enjoyed our times together...Rest in Peace Barbara.

Butch Aldrich

April 7, 2018

You have been my aunt Barb most of my life.
I will miss our talks and your laugh and smile.
Sat hi to dad.
Love always,
Butch.

Kim Aldrich

April 6, 2018

Aunt Barb was full of love for all who knew her. I will miss her laugh and sense of humor. I believe she is at peace now with grandma and all who have gone before her.
Fly high with the angels Aunt Barb.

Love always,
Kimmie.

FROM THE FAMILY