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Marlyn Ilene (Nichols) Thornburg

November 8, 1929 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 89)

Marlyn Ilene “Molly” Thornburg, age 89, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away Thursday evening, September 12, 2019 at Green Hills Community in West Liberty.

She was born in Urbana, Ohio November 8, 1929, to the late Arthur E. and Bertha G. (Hart) Nichols.  Molly married Paul Russell Thornburg August 30, 1947 in Urbana and he preceded her in death April 8, 2001.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Paul and Joyce Chaffin.  

Molly is survived by her six sons and their spouses, Michael (Judy) Thornburg, Larry (Kathy) Thornburg, Chuck (Tammy) Thornburg, John (Ann) Thornburg, Dave (Carol) Thornburg, and Tim (Debbie) Thornburg; twenty one grandchildren; forty six great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan Nichols and many nieces and nephews.

Molly was a longtime member of the Urbana Friends Church and recently was attending the Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty.  She had previously worked at G.C. Murphy from 1965 to 1977, then went to work at CTS from 1977 to 1981 and also had worked at Diamond H Meat.  Molly enjoyed working with flowers, baking, and decorating cakes.

Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 9 to 11 A.M. where the funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. with her son, Pastor Michael Thornburg officiating.  

Burial will be at a later date at the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.

The arrangements are being handled by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.



Donations may be made to:

Green Hills Community
6557 US Route 68 S., West Liberty OH 43357

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