News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Obituaries

December 14, 2013

Bill Lee Thorne

Bill Lee Thorne, 83, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in his home. Bill was born June 11, 1930, in Sullivan County, to Vera Jennings Thorne. Bill’s father, William Thorne, was killed in a construction accident in April before he was born. Bill worked at Newport Army Plant from 1962 until 1976, when he went to work for Eli Lilly Clinton Laboratories, retiring from there in 1993.

He had a great love for antique cars, or any car for that matter. He was a 25-plus-year member of the Antique and Classic Car Club of the Wabash Valley. He was always interested in motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons. Through the years, he owned many motorcycles, and also served as the president of the Wabash Valley Motorcycle Club during the 1960s. Bill was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels for the past 15 years, and also was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee for many years.

Bill also was an honorably discharged member of the United States Army, serving in Korea from 1951 until 1953, where he served as a personal guard for General White for a short time.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Roberts Thorne; two daughters, Carla Buente and Connie Hire and her husband Greg of Terre Haute; one half brother, Carl Shake of Brownstown; three grandchildren, Melissa Willmarth of Cincinnati, Elisa Hostetler of Lafayette, and Mary Buente of West Lafayette; and two great-grandsons, Brooks and Rory Willmarth of Cincinnati, and another great-grandson on the way.

Funeral services for Bill will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, with Pastor Gene Jeffers officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of time or money be made to Meals on Wheels, 630 Ohio St., Terre Haute, IN 47807. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at:

www.greinerfuneralhome.com

 

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Brokaw, richard.jpg Richard Allen Brokaw Sr.

    Richard Allen Brokaw Sr., 93, of Terre Haute, passed away April 19, 2014, at 11:30 p.m.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gobin, jack.jpg Jack R. Gobin Sr.

    Jack R. Gobin Sr., 88, of Terre Haute, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2014, at Union Hospital.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Majors, william  jpg.jpg William R. Majors

    William R. “Bill” Majors, 71, of Terre Haute, died Monday morning, April 21, 2014, in his Home

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Waldemar Rodriguez

    Waldemar Rodriguez, 60, of Terre Haute, was killed in an automobile accident in Morocco, Ind., while traveling to Chicago on April 18, 2014.

    April 22, 2014

  • Rogers, virginia jpg.jpg Virginia S. Rogers

    Virginia S. “Ginnie” Rogers, 94, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, after celebrating Easter with her family.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Turner, amelia .jpg Amelia V. Turner

    Amelia V. Turner, 101, of Terre Haute, passed away April 17, 2014, in her residence.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duchene, norma .jpg Norma Jean ‘Gran’ Duchene

    Norma Jean “Gran” Duchene, 87, of Clinton, died at 3:56 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014. at I.U. Methodist Health, in Indianapolis.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judith-Hartsburg.jpg Judith Catherine (Roberson) Hartsburg

    Judith Catherine (Roberson) Hartsburg, 58, of Sandborn, began her final journey April 17, 2014, at 4 a.m.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rhoads, bill .jpg Clayton W. ‘Bill’ Rhoads

    Clayton W. “Bill” Rhoads, 83, of Marshall, passed away 12:04 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Ind.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pamela V. (Phipps) Sullivan

    Pamela V. “Pam” (Phipps) Sullivan, 54, of Jasonville, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center.

    April 22, 2014

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
Front page
AP Video
Raw: Man Fatally Shot During Police Standoff Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Raw: Royal Couple Tours Uluru in Australia Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Raw: Tesla Delivers First China Cars Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named Raw: Sinkhole Swallows Part of Fla. Yard David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects Hong Kong Residents Help Create Green Roofs Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms Raw: MN Lakes Still Frozen Before Fishing Opener
NDN Video
Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down Rise of the Milkbots TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Raw: Keflezighi, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon Teen hitchhikes in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii Lindsay Lohan's Jaw-Dropping Secret President Sends Message To Boston And Marathon Runners LA Pastor Attracts Churchgoers with Pot Lauren Stoner Shows Off Her Incredible Bikini Body
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News