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Mills & Mills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA

OBITUARY

Elaine Marie Thornton

July 20, 1942February 8, 2020
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Elaine Marie Thornton, 77, of Olympia, Washington was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

Elaine was born July 20, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Kuhn Bokone. In 1960, Elaine graduated high school from St. Mary’s in Warren, Ohio and went on to receive a Bachelor of Education from Youngstown State University in 1966. She married Corbett Thornton on July 5, 1969 and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Elaine and Corbett raised two daughters, Amy and Molly. She was a Catholic elementary school teacher at Blessed Sacrament in Warren, Ohio, St. Stephen in Niles, Ohio, and St. Joseph in Farmington, Missouri. While she enjoyed teaching all grades, 4th was her favorite. Elaine loved keeping in touch with family and friends, watching her favorite grandsons grow, and learning about and spotting wildlife. She also loved celebrating her Hungarian heritage and was forever devoted to her Catholic faith.

Elaine is survived by her husband Corbett of Olympia, daughters Amy Thornton of Olympia and Molly (Michael) Addington of Seattle, twin grandsons Henry and Maxwell Addington of Seattle, brother John (Dianna) Bokone of Warren, Ohio, brother Ernest (Mary Jo) Bokone of Grabill, Indiana, beloved aunts and an uncle, and many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00am - 12:00pm at St. Michael Parish, 1208 11th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. A funeral mass will follow at 12:00pm. Elaine will be laid to rest at Mills & Mills Memorial Park in Tumwater.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael Parish or The Salvation Army Olympia Corps.

Services

19 February

Visitation

11:00 am

Saint Michael Parish

1208 11th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501

19 February

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm

Saint Michael Parish

1208 11th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501

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Claudia Sutton

February 17, 2020

Corn you have my deepest sympathy for your loss I also am a former employee of FMA I was Claudia Welle but married in 1999. My prayers are with you and your family

Joy Thurston

February 17, 2020

Corbin , I am not sure you remember me, it's been a long time! I was one of your supervisors at FMA. My name was Selzer at that time. I remarried in 1994 and lost him in 2005! I can truly say I know what you are going through! I only my met your wife a couple times but she seemed like a really good woman! You have my deepest sympathy! You and your family are in my prayers! Joy Thurston

Archpriest Lawrence Gosselin

February 16, 2020

A woman of great faith, her gentle smile will be missed. Corb, Amy and Molly, know that my poor prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May the tears of your sorrow become the pure pearls of consoling memories.

O Christ God, with the Saints, grant rest to the soul of Your handmaid Elaine in a place where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing, but everlasting life.

May her memory be eternal

Tina Cole

February 14, 2020

Uncle Corb, Amy, and Molly,
My heart aches for you all. It is so tough to watch and feel so helpless. These are the times family needs to be closer. This will never be easier, you will only learn to tolerate the loss. I have learned it’s ok to be angry right now. God is patient and will be there when you are ready.
Uncle Corb, please be strong and take care of yourself. Love you all!

Colleen Aliberti

February 14, 2020

Memories are many of our times together.
Of laughter, tears and our quiet moments together. We all know the blessings of our family.
The miraculous thing about being a family is that in the last analysis, we are each dependent on one another and God, woven by mercies given and mercy received. By Barbara Johnson.
Our prayer for Corb, Amy , and Molly and our family, we love you all!

June Wright

February 13, 2020

Corby and family: I was so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. I didn't know her well, but she was a lovely lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Mignogna

February 12, 2020

Corb we are so sorry. We loved Elaine so much. I have so many wonderful memories of her when I was little. I wish we could be there with you. Love you and the girls.

Lee Ann Scherman

February 11, 2020

Oh, Corb, I am so sorry. RIP, dear Elaine ❤ 😪

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