Survivors include her husband James, of the home; one son, Dale Thorne and wife Deborah, Fort Scott; step-son Jamie Young and wife Cissy, Elkton, Kentucky; two step-daughters, Christy Johnson and husband Glenn, Mound City, Kansas and Deanna Dildine, Pocahontas, Arkansas. Also surviving are two brothers, Roger Lewis of Michigan and Clark Lewis of Kansas; one sister, Anita Sindelar, Mena, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Morgan Thorne; and seven step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gerald Thorne; one brother, George Lewis; one sister, Jeanine Coyner; and one step-grandchild, Tristan Clements.
Pastor Chris Bowman will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Brethren Church, 1421 S. Margrave. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Brethren Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.