Emma R. “Louise” Thornton
January 22, 1928 - October 30, 2021
Emma R. “Louise” Thornton, age 93, of Middletown, DE, passed away on October 30, 2021, at Season’s Hospice.
Louise was born on January 22, 1928 in Middletown, DE, and grew up in Delaware City.
She was predeceased by her husband, Morrial G. Thornton, in 1991. Louise is survived by her son and caregiver, R. Randall, at home; daughter, Margaret T. Hadley (Jan) of West Union, SC; two grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
After attending Conrad High School, Louise graduated from the Memorial School of Nursing. Her career as a Registered Nurse spanned fifty years. She was an especially independent person and was always ready to help a friend or those less fortunate than her.
Louise’s activities included traveling, taking day trips, and shopping. Her destinations included Europe, the Middle East, Hawaii, and traveling to the Florida Space Coast with her son. She was a member of the New Castle Presbyterian Church for over seventy years and enjoyed delivering meals to the elderly through the Meals on Wheels program. Louise attended the first live service at the church in July 2021 following the reopening.
Donations can be made in Louise’s name to the New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 E 2nd Street, New Castle, DE 19720.
All services and interment will be held privately.
The family would like to thank the staff at Season’s Hospice for their compassionate care.