Lynn E. Thornton, Jr.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Lynn E. Thornton, Jr., "Mr. Mae," passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 5, 1931, to Lynn Elwood and Margaret (Owens) Thornton.
Lynn was a US Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of Mae's Cake Toppers.
He is survived by three brothers: James V. Thornton and Russell W. Thornton (Betty) of Springfield and Harry Q. Thornton of Pawnee; a daughter, Lynette M. Jones (Edward); two sons, David A. Thornton (Rena Bergstrom) and Talon J. Thornton (Monica); 10 grandchildren: Michelle L. Furlong (Tim Felber), Matthew E. Jones (Tara), Marlayna L. Morgan (Robert Nelson), Melanie S. Thornton (Brian Nabb), Ashley L. Thornton (Noah Payne), Lindsey J. Roberts (Kevin), Caitlyn H., Logan A., Jenna M. and Nolan P. Thornton; 11 great-grandchildren: Austin, Drew, Gracie, Chase, Mikayla, Cameron, Lauryn, Jacob, Brayden, Bryce and Kylee.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Thornton; great-grandson, Nathan Myers; a sister, Frances Schleyhahn; and his former wife and close friend, Musetta "Mae" Thornton.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2013, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Denny Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 32.
To offer condolences visit www.vancilmurphy.com.
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