The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 5, 2013

Margaret A. Thornburg

JOPLIN, Mo. — Margaret A. Thornburg, age 72, Joplin, Mo., passed away Nov. 21, 2013, following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 19, 1941, in Pleasenthill, Kan., to George and Katherine Sandridge Hill.

Margaret had lived in the Joplin, Mo. area for eight years, moving from Parsons, Kan. She was in the real estate business and was employed by Sea Cliff Escrow in southern California. Margaret retired in 1989 and became a full time homemaker.

She married Robert Thornburg on May 18, 1963, in Las Vegas, Nev. and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Margaret is survived by four children, Gene Thornburg, Joplin, Mo., Bob Thornburg, Springfield, Mo., George Thornburg, Westminsler, Calif.,  David Thornburg, Lake Elsonor, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary chapel with James Lankford, minister officiating.

Arrangements under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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