Dorene Whitworth Thrasher, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died Monday July 2, 2012 after a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 am on July 6 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, visitation Thursday, July 5 from 6-7 pm. Burial will follow at 3 pm in Olive Branch Cemetery, at
She was born on January 27, 1922 in
She retired from Campbell Soup after 23 years. Dorene was an active member of Bonham Street Church of Christ for 49 years. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Paris Public Library and was a hospital volunteer for over 20 years. She was an excellent cook and a talented seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Jeffrey Whitworth, a brother, Jack Floyd and sister, Dorothy Robertson.
Dorene is survived by her daughter, Donna Gibson and husband Jack, and three grandchildren, Will Whitworth of Whitefish, Montana, Kelli Taylor and husband Josh of Frisco, Texas and Leah Bosse and husband Don of Melissa, Texas, one great grandson, Gavin Bosse, dear friend, Susan Whitworth and sister, Florence Turley of Nashville, Arkansas.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Legacy Hospice.