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James Francis Thornton

Bloomington, Illinois

Oct 23, 1942 – Jul 11, 2015


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East Lawn Funeral Home Obituary

James Francis Thornton, 72, of Bloomington passed away at 4:01 p.m. Saturday (July 11 , 2015) at his residence with most of his family present. Surviving family includes his wife of 50 years, Frankie Thornton; sisters Susan (Jerry Foreman) and Mary (Posa) Shultz, and brother Peter Thornton; two...

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My deepest sympathy to Jim's Family. I remember him with nothing but the fondest memories. He and Frankie were so very kind to me , my wife Jill and our son when we were doing the Hamilton expansion. He will be missed by all.

Frankie & family
I'm sorry to hear about jim's passing. Jim & I worked together at firestone & i feel blessed to have known him. He was a " class" guy & an outstanding engineer with the highest ethics, integrity& respect for others
My prayers & thoughts are for you.

It is with great sadness that we heard of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Frankie and the Thornton family. Though it has been a number of years since we have been together in Bloomington, we have always remembered Jim's smile.

Our deepest sympathy to my sister and all her family , Jim will always be remembered for the kind of person he was . He was the greatest brother-in-law and had a great family who he made feel so loved and cared for . He will be greatly missed by all of us. Rest in Peace you will never be forgotten . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Sorry to hear of Uncle Jim's passing.. My thoughts and prayers are with Frankie and the Family..
May he be cradled in the Presence of God's love always..

our deepest sympathy to the Thornton family.I remember James as a young lad in Myrtle, Ont. a beautiful family,
Bernard Bradshaw & James Dad Frank, were good friends having worked together , G.M Purchasing Dept, Oshawa Ont. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Therese Bradshaw, Bowmanville, Ont. Canada

You will both be in our prayers, sorry for your loss. Ray & Harriet Fournier

I worked for Jim when he moved to Bloomington with Firestone.
Although I had not had any contact since my family left Bloomington, I will always remember Jim as a great boss and wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jim Chapman

Loved my Uncle Jim and have lots of memories of Christmases together and holidays spent laughing and celebrating in such a big group. He was treasured by all of us, a special man with a big presence & a booming laugh.
Kay Jenkins LeFevre