Bennie Thornsbury

Bennie Thornsbury, 59, of LaFontaine, and having local relatives, died Dec. 17, 2008, at 8:24 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Thornsbury was a 1968 graduate of Wheelwright High School in Kentucky. He had worked as a machinist at Dana Spicer, Marion, for 33 years, retiring Dec. 31, 2000. He was a member of the S.O.A.R.S. Dana Union Retirees Association.

He was born March 2, 1949, in Melvin, KY, a son of Boyd and Stella Newsome Thornsbury. He married Diana S. Simon on June 28, 1977, in Clintwood, VA. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include three sons, Tim Thornsbury, of Warren; Scott Thornsbury, of Huntington; and Damian Thornsbury, of Wabash; three daughters, Amy Burnau, of Angola; Tiffany Bolding, of Huntington; and Teresa Speheger, of Liberty Center; three brothers, Ishmel Thornsbury and Denny Thornsubry, both of Huntington, and Gordon Thornsbury, of London, KY; four sisters, Rosalie Isaac, of Melvin, KY; Betty Darty, of Michigan; and Barbara Bailey and Sandy Maloney, both of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Dec. 20, 2008, at Lancaster Cemetery, with Rev. Brooks L. Fetters officiating.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Cancer Services of Fort Wayne and Allen County in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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