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Katherine P. Thornton

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Katherine P. Thornton

Katherine P. Thornton passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was the wife of the late James R. "Ronnie" Thornton.

A native of Northern, LA, Mrs. Thornton spent most of her life in St. Bernard where she worked in the St. Bernard Parish School system. She touched numerous lives for over 30 years throughout her career. She also put in countless hours of volunteer work in the school system.

She served as Teacher, Counselor, and Vice Principal at N.P. Trist Middle and Principal of Carolyn Park Elementary. She volunteered most recently at Joseph Davies Elementary School.

She relocated to her beautiful farm home near McComb, MS after Katrina.

Loving mother of Ann Janette Barrios and her spouse Donald Barrios, April Dembrun and James Ray Thornton. Grandmother to Danielle Blanchard, Matthew Blanchard, Jared Dembrun, Chase Dembrun, Ayla Thornton, Brian Barrios, Daniel and spouse Nikki Barrios, Steven Barrios, and Eric Barrios. Great-grandmother to Natalie Barrios.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Monday, June 23rd from 10:30AM - 12:00PM. A second visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 24th at Salem Church in Eros, LA from 10:00AM - 10:30AM, followed by a funeral service beginning at 10:30AM. Katherine will be laid to rest in Salem Cemetery.

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Published in The News Star on June 23, 2014
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