DANVILLE - Ileane Thornsbrough, 89, passed away on Sept. 23, 2016 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
She was born in Hoopeston, on June 17, 1927, the daughter of Clarence R. and Lillie (Duffin) Timmons.
She married Robert E. Thornsbrough on May 7, 1949 in Hoopeston. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1977.
Ileane is survived by sons: Don (Marcie) Thornsbrough of Bardwell, Ky. and Dan (Karen) Thornsbrough of Georgetown; daughter, Cindy (Phil) Stumph of the rural Danville area; grandchildren, Kristin (Ralph) Truelove of Michigan, Chad (Laura) Thornsbrough of Kentucky, Troy (Danielle) Thornsbrough of Kentucky, Kip (Nicole) Thornsbrough of California, Brandi (Sean) Hanrahan, Florida, Tim (Kathy) Andrews of Fairmount, and Amy (Nick) Myers of Bismarck; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Thelma Zorns; and infant sisters, Virginia Marcel and Irene, who were both deceased at birth.
Ileane was a farm wife, who loved to cook, bake and canning. She loved spending her time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and visiting among good friends. Ileane lived her last eight years on her daughter's farm in a custom-built two bedroom apartment just for her and her beloved canine companion "Honey Bear"; together they enjoyed planting flowers, feeding the chickens and gardening.
Ileana's family have held a graveside service for her at Mann's Chapel Cemetery in Rossville. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center at 3940 North Vermilion Street, Danville, IL 61834 was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made in her name to Vermilion County Animal Shelter in Danville. Please join Ileane's family in sharing photos and memories on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 26, 2016