CONVOY, Ohio — Donna Mae Thornell, wife and companion of Myron W.
Thornell of Convoy, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the home of
their daughter and son-in-law at the age of 87. Donna and Myron served
alongside each other in many capacities during their 67 years of
Donna was born to Cloyce and Elizabeth “Betty” Vance on
Aug. 26, 1926, in Haviland, and lived in the Paulding area until after
she married Myron on Jan. 4, 1947. They have since been long time
residents of Convoy where they raised their two children, Shirley
(Robert) Taylor of Cadillac, Michigan, and Randy (Trayce) Thornell of
One of Donna’s favorite pastimes was building memories
with her friends and family, whether it be summers in Ohio or winters in
Florida. She loved spending special times with her six grandchildren,
Matt (Mary) Taylor, Michelle (Matt) Baum, Krista (Chadd) Dailey, Nicole
(Josh) Cook, Barbara (Jeff) Ginn, and Jason Taylor; and 13
great-grandchildren, Jesse, Caitlin and Isaac Taylor; Javin, Kalen, Myia
Etzler and Chloe Dailey; Bode and Michiele Baum; Olivia and Addison
Ginn; Kasia, Kierra and Jada Cook. They were her pride and joy.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Wendall and
Darryl Vance, and two sisters, Valera Riley and Dolores White.
service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Grace
Bible Church, 603 Airport Avenue, Van Wert, with Pastor Lance Hostetler
officiating. Interment will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Convoy.
Calling hours are Monday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at Cowan & Son
Funeral Home and one prior to services Tuesday at the church.