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Linus C. Thornton, 83, of
Monmouth, IL, passed away at 6:15 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at
Roseville Rehab and Health Care, Roseville, IL.
He was born on October 7, 1936 in
Monmouth, IL, the son of L.C. and Clara (Garret) Thornton. Linus was raised and educated in Monmouth and
graduated from Monmouth High School in 1954.
He then attended the DuPont School for Safety and later did a
correspondence school for Accounting.
Linus married Dorothy Brock on
September 19, 1958 at the First Christian Church in Monmouth, they have been
married for 61 years; she survives.
Linus worked as an accountant at
OMC/Gales Products for 27 ½ years. He
then worked as the Safety Director at Wilson Foods in Monmouth for 5 years,
retiring in 1999. Linus enjoyed making
wood items and knives. He was faithful
in studying God’s word and the Bible.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy Thornton of Monmouth, IL; one daughter, Robin K. Thornton-Cooper of
Monmouth, IL; three grandchildren, Jaylene Cooper, Shane Cooper, Douglas
Thornton; three great grandchildren, Addison Thornton, Cooper Thornton,
Quinnten Gieley; one sister, Cheryl George of Indiana; several nieces, nephews,
He was preceded in death by his
parents, one son, Roderick Edward Thornton, four brothers, and three
Cremation rites have been
accorded. Per his wishes, there will be
no visitation or services. Memorials can
be made to the Heritage Bible Church or the American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary. McGuire & Davies Funeral
Home and Crematory, Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. For more information please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.