Marcia Thornton (Siler)
Marcia Romaine Thornton 82 of Harrison passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at North Woods Nursing Center, Farwell, Michigan. Marcia was born December 11, 1935 in Merrill, Michigan, the daughter of Edward and Marion (Willis) Siler. On February 9, 1957 in Merrill, Michigan, Marcia was united in marriage to Mr. Morris L. Thornton. On February 18, 2004, Mr. Thornton preceded Marcia in death after forty-seven years of marriage.
Marcia had resided in Harrison since 1980, moving from Bridgeport, Michigan. Mrs. Thornton was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo, playing cards at the Harrison Senior Center and taking trip with the “girls” to gamble at various casinos throughout Michigan. She also enjoyed crocheting, shopping at yard sales and cookouts with her family. Marcia loved traveling, especially wintering in Arizona and Florida.
Surviving Mrs. Thornton are her six loving children, four daughters; Jean Schlicker of Freeland, Michigan, Deborah Napierala and husband Jim of Harrison, Rhonda Hollingshead and husband John of Holt, Michigan and Karen Miehlke and husband Mike of Midland, Michigan, two sons; Michael Thornton of Harrison, Darrell Thornton and wife Kathi also of Harrison, ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, six sisters; Joyce Cashen and husband Fred, Delphine Kaufman and husband Julius, Cynthia Shields and husband Leo, Linda Chamberlin and husband Mel, Jonell Schultz and husband Dan and Colleen Latimer and husband Dean, three brothers; Dave Siler and wife Diane, Larry Siler and wife Ginger and Clifford Siler and wife Joyce, many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mrs. Thornton also was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Deborah Siler, one brother, Mark Siler and one grandson, Johnathon Dey.
Funeral Mass for Mrs. Thornton will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison with Fr. Marcel Portelli officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison and Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial will be in St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Marcia may be considered to: Harrison Senior Dining and Activities Center, 212 S. Broad St., Harrison, Mi. 48625 or St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 310 S. Broad St., Harrison, Mi. 48625. To share an online memory or condolence with Marcia’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Thornton are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.