Elizabeth Thornhill


July 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Thorn-hill, age 78, of Iola, passed at her home on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Betty was born on May 21, 1940, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., to Hilton Wiley and Dorothy Steele Wylie.

Betty graduated high school in Buffalo, N.Y. She and Carl Thorn-hill were married on April 21, 1966, in Iola.

Betty worked at H.L. Miller and Son dress factory for many years and then as a secretary for Loraine Cleaver Oil Company for over 20 years.

Betty enjoyed flower gardening and spending time outdoors. She loved having cookouts and being with friends and family.

Betty is survived by companion, Marvin Mc-Cullough, Iola; two daughters, Tina Kelley and husband, Bryan, Piqua, and Sandra Sotomayor and husband, Alex, Port Angeles, Wash.; brother-in-law, Harold Thornhill, Iola; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Wylie, Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Tyler Cole, Piqua, Elizabeth Kelley, Piqua, Amber Lawrence and husband, Jake, Hampstead, N.C., Jessica Chapman, Iola, Savanna Chapman, Surf City, N.C., Cletus Kathol and wife, Casey, Seattle, Wash., and Claire Kunkler and husband, Rick, Seattle, Wash.; nine great-grandchildren; and Benny Mac, her beloved dog companion.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Ronald Wylie, Sr., Donald Wylie, Sr., and Richard Wylie; and one daughter, Cyndi Folk.

A private family graveside inurnment honoring Betty’s life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola.

Memorials are suggested to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), and may be left at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.



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