Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Delia Thornsberry, 89, Saint Marys, died 4:30 P.M. Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born June 9, 1927, in Hollybush, Kentucky, the daughter of Leonard and Alice (Triplett) Slone. She married Estill Thornsberry on May 5, 1943, in Garner, Kentucky, and he preceded her in death on November 20, 1977.
She is survived by her children: Millie (Terry) Gilmore of Saint Marys; Farley (Billie) Thornsberry of Decatur, Indiana; Wilma (Gene) Caywood of Saint Marys; Dave (Mary) Thornsberry of Saint Marys; Jason Thorns-berry of Saint Marys. She is survived by 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Philip Thornsberry; her husband; by her siblings: Orville Slone; Lillie Slone; Myrtle Slone; Millard Slone; Georgia Prince; Florida Slone; Mertha Slone; Bruce Slone; by her half-sisters Cansala Slone and Lila Gibson; by her half-brother, Clayton Slone.
Delia was a homemaker, and a great cook. She was well known for her fried chicken and her homemade potato soup; she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She liked to travel and go for long walks, and she enjoyed flower gardening.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Pastor Garland Wilkerson, officiant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Saint Marys.
Friends may call from 3-8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to either St. Jude Children's Hospital, or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Delia's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.