Dorothy Elaine Thornton, 78, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Malden Nursing Center.
Born March 27, 1930, in Malden, daughter of the late John and Flossie Blake McKenzie, she was employed at Byrum, Clup and Davis Insurance and was a member of the Stokelan Drive Christian Church in Malden.
She married Roscoe Thornton, who preceded her in death on May 1, 1985. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Young, of Trenton, Tenn.; one sister, Norma Mullins, of Indiana; two grandchildren, Chad Young, of New Orleans and Shannon Walker, of Murray, Ky., and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Dan Hargrave officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.