Mary Kathryn Thornton, age 47 of Nixa, Missouri passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 and was received into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Mary passed away suddenly after being a patient in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born July 9, 1971 and united in marriage to Patrick Thornton on June 16, 1990.
For the past three years, Mary was a faithful employee of Great Southern Bank of Springfield and held the position of Assistant Bank Manager and Personal Banker. Mary also used her Godly wisdom to assist Patrick and co-pastor Mt. Zion Family Worship Center of Nixa. Mary’s friends, co-workers and family benefited from her loving encouragement, inspirational words and were touched by her unfailing faith. Mary was a terrific boss, loving wife and mother, caring friend and now she is worshipping at the feet of Jesus. She was an extraordinary woman and will be sadly missed but her reassuring love will live on in the hearts of her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her husband Patrick; two daughters Tiffany Thornton and Jessica Thornton; a son David Thornton; her mother Mary (Mathews) Newman; two sisters Gaye and Joyce; two brothers Keith and Kent and several other caring relatives. Mary loved her three grandchildren unconditionally, Timothy, Johnathan and Matthew fondly called her “Ya-Ya”. One brother, Kevin preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 4, 2018 in New Life Temple, 3077 US-65 Business Hwy Hollister, Missouri 65672. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Mary Thornton donations may be made at any Great Southern Bank location.