Thorne, Marjorie M.

Marjorie M. Thorne 91, of Victoria, Illinois passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois.

Marjorie was born April 20, 1923 in Seaton, Illinois, the daughter of Dale and Isabelle (Patterson) Haist. She was a graduate of the Victoria High School. She married Willard R. Thorne on May 30, 1943 in Galesburg, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 23, 2010.

She enjoyed baking, dancing, spending time with her grandchildren, and painting crafts. Marjorie was a devoted wife to her husband for 67 years. She was also a loving mother, grandmother, and best friend.

Marjorie is survived by her three children: Duane (and Becky) Thorne of Victoria, Illinois; Karen Witte of Iowa; and Roger (and Teresa) Thorne of Toulon, Illinois; 6 grandchildren: Chad (and Melissa) Musselman; Brian (and Heather) Musselman; Nellie Thorne; Kerrie Thorne; Tracy (and Tyler) Peterson; Stephanie (and Sam) Davis; 13 great-grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Paul (and Charlene) Haist of East Peoria, Illinois; Gerald (and Carolyn) Haist of Farmington, Illinois, and 2 sisters: Ruth Ford of Canton, Illinois, and Mary Keefaver of Canton, Illinois.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, Paul Thorne, and one sister Marilyn.

Cremation rites will be accorded. The family requests private graveside services to be held at the Victoria Cemetery in Victoria, Illinois. Deacon Jim Haneghan will be officiating. Fellowship will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 11:30 A.M. at the Victoria United Methodist Church in Victoria, Illinois. Memorial donations may be left to the family to be designated for the Victoria Park or final expenses. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida, Illinois is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at