Laura A. Thornton

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Laura A. Thornton


Laura Ann Thornton, 50, of Johnston, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, surrounded by family. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 2926 Beaver Ave., in Des Moines.

Laura was born July 24, 1962, the daughter of Jerruld and Julie Hardy. She attended St. Theresa's grade school, Dowling High, and the University of Iowa.

Laura is survived by her husband, Pat, and their three sons: Matt, Johnny and Tommy; her mother, Julie Hardy; three sisters: Mary Hardy, Katie (Darin) Yoder of Des Moines, Jean (Michael) Hunter of Mount Vernon, Iowa; and her brother, Mark (Siobhan) Hardy of Norwalk, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerruld J Hardy.

The entire family wishes to extend their appreciation to the caregivers at Mercy Hospice-Johnston for their care and support during Laura's final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice-Johnston or Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at


Published in Des Moines Register from June 28 to June 30, 2013
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