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Emmet L. Thornhill


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Emmet L. Thornhill Obituary
Emmet Lee Thornhill, 91, Washington, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Emmet, son of the late Elmer Thornhill and wife Vivian Ray, nee Goode, was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Gray Summit. He was a graduate of Washington High School, and attended Washington University, St. Louis. Emmet was a World War II veteran, lover of country music, and an avid golfer.

Emmet is survived by his wife, Doris Jean, nee Reynolds; one son, Gordon Thornhill and wife Michelle, Pacific; two daughters, Lisa Gildehaus and husband Douglas, Marthasville, and Bonnie Thornhill and fiance Jamie Snider, St Louis; three grandchildren, Ashley Sneary, Brandon Thornhill and Brianna Gildehaus; two great-grandchildren, Caden Choate and Dakota Thornhill; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Vivian Thornhill; five brothers, Harold, Ray, John, Jim and Donald; and one sister, Catherine.

Visitation was held at Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington, Thursday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interment followed at Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit. The Thornhill family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on July 9, 2014
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