Mary L. Thornhill

Mary L. Thornhill, 65, of Hardin, died Monday, March 30, 2015 at River Bend Heights Care Center in Lexington.

Mary was born February 28, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. to John W. and Martha Faye (Hontz) Lowman.

Survivors include her father, John W. Lowman of Hardin; one son, James W. Sturm; two daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Greg Tolle of Brighton, Ill. and Sheri and Mike Bartold of O’Fallon; six grandchildren, Daemon Tolle, Jared Gamble, Joe Tolle, John Pierce, Morgan Bartold and William Bartold.

In addition to her mother, Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Mae Sturm, who died in infancy, and a brother, John W. Lowman, Jr.

Mary was a Baptist. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Lexington. She was a sales associate for the past seven years at the Wal-Mart Store in Richmond. She had lived in Brighton, Ill. before moving to Hardin in 2006.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice.

A memorial graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Moose Lodge in Lexington. Online condolences may be left on our website at

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