Martha Thornbrough


Funeral services for Martha Thornbrough, 96, formerly of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church.
She died Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Epworth Village in Oklahoma City.
Martha N. Roach Thornbrough was born Nov. 3, 1921, to Thomas and Nellie (Cobb) Roach in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City in 1939 and continued her education at the Ward-Belmont Girls School in Nashville, Tenn. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma. She was a member of Rho Chi Honorary Pharmacy Society and Psi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta. 
She married Johnny L. Thornbrough March 24, 1943, in Belrose, Long Island, N.Y. 
After her husband was discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard the couple moved to Clinton, where they worked together at Thornbrough Drug filling prescriptions, doing the bookkeeping and other assorted jobs. 
Thornbrough was an honorary member of the Clinton Junior Service League in the First Provisionary Class. She worked with Girl Scouts for many years, and was president of the Clinton Girl Scout Council and a trainer of Girl Scout leaders. 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as youth leader, high school Sunday school teacher, elder, deacon, church treasurer, past president of the Presbyterian Women’s Association and treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Kaye Proud and husband Mike of Anaheim, Calif., and Judy Day and husband Richard of Great Falls, Va.; and five grandchildren, William Reddick III and wife Shanon of Buena Park, Calif., Jennifer Stamper and husband Lonnie of Alamogordo, N.M., Suzanne Reddick of Anaheim, Calif., Amy Day of Charlottesville, Va., and Susan Day and husband Jason Friedman and sons Joshua and Samuel, all of Aldi, Va.
She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Bruce, Kirstin Reddick-Gutierrez, Jacob, Kinkade and Neo Stamper, and Billy and Hannah Reddick; one great-great-granddaughter, Jaclynn Bruce; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family will greet guests from 5-7 p.m. today at Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home 
The service will be officiated by Pastor Carol Waters. A short reception will be held in the basement of the church, followed by interment at Clinton Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

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