Faith A. Thornton
June 25, 1929 – April 26, 2021
Faith Alma Thornton June 25, 1929 - April 26, 2021 At 91, Faith Thornton earned her wings April 26, 2021. She died peacefully of old age under hospice care in Wichita, Kansas. Faith, an only child, was born June 25, 1929, in Mound City, Missouri and grew up in tiny Delia, Texas, where her mother was the postmaster and her father was the local mechanic. She married William Robertson in 1947. They had a son, Michael, in 1948 and a daughter, Dana, in 1954. The marriage didn't last. Faith married William Thornton in 1958 and they moved to Wichita, Kansas. Faith and William had a son, John, in 1965. Faith also enjoyed a lifelong relationship with a new stepdaughter, Dian. Faith was a master seamstress, cook, gardener and car enthusiast. She loved opera and was a founding member of Opera Kansas. At 55 she began auditing classes at Wichita State University taking every Shakespeare-focused literature class and psychology class available. She also started running. Faith won many trophies for her running but confessed later that she was the only woman running in her age group making "winning" inevitable. Faith is preceded in death by her mother, Lottie Warren, father John "Cassie" Warren, and husband William C Thornton. She is survived by her son, Michael Robertson (Karen) of West Plains, Missouri, devoted daughter Dana Smyser of Wichita, Kansas, son, John "Buddy" Thornton (Erin) of Austin, Texas, stepdaughter Dian of Alpine, Texas, and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild all of West Plains, Missouri. Keeping with her wishes, no service is planned for Faith. Memorials may be made to Botanica, The Wichita Gardens.
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Faith A. Thornton
April 28, 2021
I remember Faith very well. We lived several blocks from her and she was on my Avon route.
She was a very nice person and I always enjoyed visiting with her. Our son was older than Buddy but once in awhile they would get together riding bikes and playing..
I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories you have of her be a comfort to you during this time.