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Jean E. Thornburg

Jean E. Thornburg, age 96, of Centerville, OH and formerly Eaton, OH passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10 Wilmington Place Retirement Community.  She was born August 21, 1924 in Adams County, IN to the late Edwin and Miriam (Thomas) Boese.  She was a resident of Preble County for 63 years.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Adolphus C. Thornburg.  She is survived by her son Jack Thornburg of Centerville, OH; daughter Barbara Jay of Salt Lake City, Utah; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. There will be no visitation or memorial service held.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, OH. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Jack and Barb l am so sorry about your mom! l just heard and you know that my whole family has been with them until my parents passed! So sorry Becky Koeller.....

Rebecca Suggs Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

Jack and Barb I am sorry to hear about Jean. She and Dolph were great people. You have my sympathy

Glenna Cunningham Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

Jean Dawson Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM

Barb and Jack, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and you took such good care of her. We always enjoyed calling her Uncle John , remembering the time when she was so anxious to know if she was having a niece or nephew, she got mixed-up and asked, Am I going to be an Aunt or an Uncle!! Hence the reason why, we always called her Uncle John, even though she really was our Aunt Jean!!! Again, our deepest condolences, Bob and Connie Coddington

Robert Coddington Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM

Jack, I will miss your mom. She was always my favorite aunt. I remember hours of good times visiting and doing jig saw puzzles when she was in Eaton. She will always be a part of some of my fondest memories. Ruth Coddington Balthis

Ruth Coddington Balthis Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM

Jack, So sorry for the loss of your mom. Take comfort from your many memories. God bless. Linda Degler Paulus

Linda Paulus Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM