Violet Thornsbery

April 27, 1930 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 90)


Mary Violet Maynard Thornsbery 90 of Alliance Ohio passed peacefully away Monday, May 11, 2020 at McCrea Manor Nursing Home after a long beautiful life. Mary Violet was born on April 27, 1930 in Greenup KY, daughter of the late William Harless and Bertha Louise (Albright) Maynard. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Thornsbery and she is the loving mother of three daughters, Tamara (Michael) Shank of Avilla IN, Beatina (Thomas) Rice of Randolph OH, and the late Bertha Kaye "Tootie" Collins and she is also the mother of one son Shane Thornsbery of Elyria OH. 
Mamaws greatest pleasures in this life were her were her six grandbabies Sarah, Nathaniel, Israel, Megan, Leah and Allison; and her 14 great grandbabies. 
Mary Violet is survived by  one sister Naomi (Maynard) Burroughs of Colorado, and was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.
Sister Violet was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Old Regular Baptist Church in Litchfield OH having given her hand to our Lord in 1979.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM in River Road Cemetery in LaGrange, OH with Pleasant View ORB Church officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Duke Funeral Home in Grafton, OH. On-line condolences may be left at
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pleasant View Old Regular Baptist Church 3589 Beat Road, Litchfield, OH 44253.
We would also like to thank the Nurses and staff at McCrea Manor Nursing Home of Alliance OH for their care and compassion of our sweet Mamaw.
"Just have an old-fashioned preacher 
To preach a sermon or two
Don't spend your money for flowers
Just a rose will do."

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Graveside Service
May 14, 2020

12:30 PM
River Road Cemetery
Indian Hollow Rd.
Grafton, OH 44044

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