Martha Jane Thorp, 78, of Viola, Illinois died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Young, Spud Young, Darren Smith, Rick Finch, Bill Woods and Greg Hiner. Honorary pallbearers are Donny Thorp, Frank Meirhaeghe, Gary Sims and Bill Ullom. Visitation is Tuesday, June 30th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Memorials may be left for Viola United Presbyterian Church.
Martha was born April 12, 1937 in Aledo, IL a daughter of Roscoe and Gladys Brown Davenport. She graduated from Winola High School. On August 10, 1956, she married Charles “Bill” Thorp in Viola. After they were first married, she worked at Royal Neighbors of America for 10 years. She later worked for the Sherrard School District, as a secretary, at the Viola Elementary School, retiring in 1998. Martha was a member of the Viola United Presbyterian Church. She had a love for antiques and antiquing.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Charles “Bill” Thorp, Viola, IL; daughter: Allison (Joe) Pitman, Oneida, IL; grandchildren: Collin and Hanna and siblings: Millie Price, Moline, IL, Dorothy (Daryl) Lemon, Estes Park, CO, Robert (JoAnne) Davenport, Andalusia, IL and Dallas (Jeanne) Davenport, Silvis, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Benjamin Davenport, Marilyn Smith and Charles Davenport.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.