Margaret A. Thornton age 94 died January 28 2012 in Rochester Hills Mich. She was born in Barton Township (Hamilton) Ontario Canada on December 9 1917 and moved to the United States as a young girl. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late E. Bruce Thornton. She was a dear mother to Martha (Terry) Hart; cherished grandmother of Bruce (Andrea) Zysk of Waterford Mich. and Joanne Truitt of Virginia Beach Va. and dearest great-grandma of Zachary Neill and Owen Zysk. Maggie as she was known to family and friends is also survived by her sister-in-law Royal Kemp and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Evelyn Rose Snyder and a brother William Hanley Kemp; as well as a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Jean Floer. Maggie graduated from Clawson High School in 1936 and worked for many years as a counter clerk at Class Pharmacy. She and Bruce remained in Clawson until 2005 before moving to a senior retirement complex. The joys of her life were her family bowling golfing and trips to the casinos.She was a member of the Clawson United Methodist Church the Clawson-Troy Elks Club and the National 600 Bowling Club. Visitation will be Saturday February 4 from 5-9 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home 705 N. Main Street Clawson MI 48017. She will lie instate at 1 p.m. on Sunday February 5 at Clawson United Methodist Church 205 N. Main Clawson. The Celebration of Life service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Memorials can be made to the church Hospice of Michigan or . To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
Published in Daily Tribune on February 2 2012.
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