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Margaret Elizabeth Thornburgh

December 12, 1913 - February 28, 2010

Margaret Elizabeth Thornburgh, 96, of Springfield died at 3:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Springfield, the daughter of Thomas H. and Rachel Rape McDonough. She married Gordon Thornburgh May 26, 1935; he preceded her in death Oct. 18, 2007.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son, George Thornburgh; three brothers; and two sisters.

Mrs. Thornburgh retired as a sales clerk from Bressmer’s in 1978.

Margaret was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at Kumler Food Pantry.

Surviving are a son, Paul (Marilyn) Thornburgh of Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Thornburgh of Springfield; five grandchildren, Margaret Lynn (Andy) Barkley, Bob (Theresa) Thornburgh, Phillip (Tonia) Thornburgh, Justin (Mae) Thornburgh and Josh (Jennifer) Thornburgh; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah, Adam, Aaron, Douglas, Daniel, Emma, Logan and Bella; a sister, Catherine Kochman of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home. Remains will lie in state from 9:30 until time of services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Central Baptist Church, with Dr. Reg Mills officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church or St. John’s Hospice.

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