Myra Jane Thorne

April 2, 1952August 9, 2018
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Myra Jane Camp Thorne

WEST COLUMBIA – Myra Jane Camp Thorne, 66, of West Columbia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 9, 2018 after a short but courageous battle with a brain tumor. Jane was born April 2, 1952 to the late Alma McGrady Camp and the late Samuel Benjamin Camp in Monterey, California. Jane married her husband, Rick, on February 28, 1975. They shared 41 years together and had two children, Jana and Todd. She was a beloved wife, mother, Lollie, sister, aunt and friend. Jane graduated in 1970 from Dreher High School in Columbia, SC but attended many different schools across the country and world being in an Army family. Jane retired in 2010 from xPedx/Dillard Paper Company after 35 years to become “Lollie” to her grandsons. Jane had a wonderful spirit and will always be known for her caring nature. She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Jana Thorne Padowicz and son-in-law, Ryan and two grandsons, Robert Elijah and Richard Wyatt, all of Lexington; brothers, Walter David Camp (Debra) of Saluda, SC, Roger Dale Camp of Pelion, SC; sister, Melanie Kress (Bill) of Commerce, GA; sister-in-law, Cindy Camp of Lexington; brothers-in-law, Edwin Thorne of Plymouth, MA, Melville Thorne and sister-in-law, Sue, of Somers, CT and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard George Thorne and son, Richard Todd Thorne; a brother, Daniel Wade Camp; an infant brother, Richard Ray "Dickie" Camp; nephews, Matthew Richard Thorne, William Charles “Bucky” Kress and Benjamin Gerome Camp. A heartfelt thank you from the family to Arlene Alarico, Aretha Brown and Jocette Freeman, all of Hospice Care of Tri-County, for their exceptional medical care. They made the last weeks of Jane’s life so comforting for her and her family. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 2025 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201, Oliver Gospel Mission, PO Box 7791, Columbia, SC 29202 or a charity of one's choice. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the chapel. There will be a private burial.


  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018

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Jo ann Hook

August 14, 2018

Jane has always been such a sweet person to us. James had the honor of knowing Rick so much better, and he has so many great memories of him. And then Todd and Jana working with him for so long just added layers to that. I am in Indianapolis with Matthew who is going to have an extremely major surgery tomorrow for his cancer. I am with you all in thought and prayers and thinking of you constantly. So much loss leaves one question, but I just think Danny must’ve needed his little sister that much! I love you guys and I’m thinking of you! Thank you for being such great friends

Teresa Vanderverren

August 13, 2018

Our condolences to the family of Jane, no words can really express the sadness of losing this wonderful kind sweet soul. May all the awesome memories we have of this beautiful lady carry us thru this sad time. God Bless.
Teresa & Eric Vanderverren


August 12, 2018

I will cherish the times we three spent together at big mamas and at frosty and my house i know my mamma and daddy didnt know what to think. I know jane and u too mel made new friends that love both u dearly but i love yall too dearly and forever. Love donna k.

Anne Shinn

August 11, 2018

So many special memories ~ meeting at the fence to "share" the moon, lightening bugs on a summer night, laughter till you cry, giggles & tears ! And flamingos!! You will always be loved and missed at the corner of La La Land & Loony Lane. Big hugs to heaven, sweet Jane... 😇

MeLanie Kress

August 11, 2018

My beloved sister, I will miss you. We were two peas in a pod. As children Momma dressed us a like even through we were not twins. Remember the time I showed us at your house in the same dress you were wearing to take Momma to an appointment. That day people asked if we were twins. We shared the loss of our sons. Although we never talked about it, I knew you were feeling the same things that I felt. In a way that even brought us closer. I will cherish the three weeks we had in Costa Rica I am so glad God gave us that time together. I will love you always.