Gladys L. Thornton

June 4, 2009

Gladys L. Thornton 84, Frankfort, IN, died at 7:48 p.m. June 4, 2009 at her home. Born: May 23, 1925 in Tell City, IN to Ted & Verna (Freeman) Little. She married J. Wayne Thornton on December 20, 1946 and he preceded her in death on September 25, 1994. Mrs. Thornton received her degree from Butler University and was a teacher for 38 years.

Visitation and Services

Family services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Guardian Angel Hospice.

Survived by:

Son: Ted (Teresa) Thornton of Allen, TX Sister: Betty Workman of Indianapolis, IN 3 Grandchildren: Hayley, Diana and Peyton


5 Condolences for “Gladys L. Thornton”

  1. Bill Reed June 9, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Ted & Family, Betty & Family,
    I am a prior student of your mother & sister from many years ago.
    She was a wonderful person, a great educator and a fond memory of my years at Southside Elementary. I was very sorry to hear of her passing and the loss of her physical presence in your lives. Please know that you & your families are in my thoughts.
    Respectfully, Bill Reed Tampa, Florida

  2. Gary and Jan Kersey June 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    We send our condolences to you and your family on the death of your mother. She was a great educator here in Frankfort and will be remembered by many children whose lives she touched. I always remember just how nicely she dressed and how friendly she always was to everyone. We are thinking of you at this time.
    Sincerely, Gary and Jan Kersey

  3. Nelson Slipher June 9, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Ted & Family,
    I am a prior student of your mother a few years back. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. She definitely had a positive impact on my life and I will always remember her. I learned much from her about academics and life. I can’t say that we always saw things eye-to-eye (especially her like of the class singing songs from musicals and square dancing) but I am a better person for knowing her.
    Sincerely, Nelson Slipher Indianapolis

  4. Jan Sterling Ewing June 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Ted & Family,
    Your mother was one of my very favorite teachers. I was blessed to have her 3 years in a row in the class at Southside that combined two grades. Our class became very close with your mom, and benefited greatly from the individual & creative way she taught us. She had a lasting effect on all of us. I have a lot of fond memories from those 3 years that will last a lifetime. I hope it is a comfort to you that she touched so many lives in a positive way.
    Sincerely, Jan Sterling Ewing

  5. Wendy (Frutig) Smith June 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Thornton was one of my favorite teachers. When I look back, she is one of the few that I truly remember and have fond memories of her class.

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