Susan J. "Memaw" Thornton, 69, formerly of Pekin, passed away October 8, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
She was born August 16, 1948 in Pekin to Eugene and Shirley Davis Krause. She married Norman Thornton on February 14, 1986 in Pekin and he passed away on September 28, 2011.
Surviving are one daughter, Kelly (Elshawn) Jackson of Peoria Heights; four grandchildren, Corey Wallace, Kelby Wallace, Brandon Jackson, Kylee Jackson, all of Peoria; two sisters, Sally (Homer) Fowler of Pekin and Heidi Krause of San Jose.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents; one daughter, Jamie Sue; one brother, Kyle Krause.
Susan loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Cremation has been accorded. A grave side service will be at 1:00 pm Friday, October 13, 2017 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Apostolic Christian Church ministers will officiate. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Church in Tremont or hurricane victims through the Red Cross.
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