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“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Eddie & Debbie Mitchell - Elkins, WV

“so sorry for your loss She was a very kind person ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Sue Chenoweth - Elkins, WV

“I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was such an important part of my childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Valerie Gunther - Wendell, NC

“Me and Marilyn were very close. She was look like my aunt to me. Love you guys ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Emily Demotto - Elkins, WV


Marilyn Pearlie Varner Thorne, age 70 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May, 17, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring.
She was born Tuesday, February 11, 1947 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Claude Edwin and Arreta Belle Warner Varner. On November 10, 1967 she was married to Paul James "Jimmie" Thorne, Jr., who preceded her in death May 5, 2014. Surviving are one son, Paul James "Jamie" Thorne, III and wife Crystal of Belington; one sister, Jeannie Pickford Simmons of Elkins; two grandchildren, Zowie Rose Thorne, and Alexis Nicole Downs; one nephew, Arling Randolph "Randy" Simmons of Elkins; one niece, Barbara Kay Shapiro and husband Melvin of Baltimore, MD; and three great nieces, Isabella Rae Shapiro, Morgan Layne Shapiro, and Kari Lynn Simmons.
Preceding her in death is one son, Michael Lee Thorne; and one brother, David Edwin Varner.
Marilyn attended the schools of Randolph County, and had worked as a Nurse's Aide at Nella's Nursing Home for over thirty years from which she retired. She enjoyed playing Bingo, loved her nieces and nephews, and her dog "Zoe"
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1 PM. Verl O. Simmons will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, WV.

Funeral Home
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home
120 1st St Elkins, WV 26241
Tel. (304) 636-4440

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