Betty Ann Thornton

  • Born: February 28, 1952
  • Died: June 15, 2017
  • Location: Illinois

Tribute & Message From The Family

Betty was born on February 28, 1952 and passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Betty was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I, too, was saddened to learn of Betty's passing. She started teaching at Thornton the year before I did and we were friends and coworkers for many years until I left to pursue a new career. May Betty rest in peace. She will certainly be missed by her family, friends, coworkers and all who knew her.

Posted by Judy Goldstein - Mokena, IL - friend   June 25, 2017


Betty was one of the first teachers to welcome me to Thornton High School when I began my teaching career in District 205. She was a co-worker and became a good friend throughout our teaching days. We laughed together, we complained together, we planned together, we worked on committees together, and we did social, friend things together.
I hadn't been in touch with Betty for quite some time after retirement, but the news of her passing has saddened me tremendously. She was entirely too young and had so much more to do with her life. Her family, friends, and all her beloved, well cared for dogs will miss her.

Posted by Gayle Zeilenga - IN - Friend   June 24, 2017

I shall forever carry with me Betty's contagious laugh and upbeat spirit. She was an amazing teacher who taught me so much about teaching students not as gifted and talented as the many students I had previously taught. I was privileged to have worked with her, to have subbed for her, and to have known her. While I have not seen her in many years, the love and respect for all students she possessed remains a quality I truly admire. Thank you, Betty, for all you were to so many people. May you rest in the peace and love of God, and may your friends and family find solace in the joy and compassion you imparted to so many.

Posted by Sue Kotora - Bloomington, IN - Coworker   June 21, 2017