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Date published: 3/15/2013

Mildred E. Thorne

Mildred E. Thorne, 93, a 35-year resident of Shiloh in King George County, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at her home.

Born in Ardmore, Md., on Dec. 4, 1919, to Amos Claude and Besse Sipe Miller, she was the youngest of four children. She graduated as valedictorian from Maryland Park High School, Class of 1936.

Mildred retired as an accountant with ARINC in 1978. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Niles DeWitt Thorne.

Survivors include her four children, Carlyn L. Krieger (Ron), Sandra E. McCarthy (Tim), Brian C. Thorne (Laurie) and Wanda Hendrickson; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered for her famous Santa Claus cookies.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 23, at Shiloh Baptist Church, King George, with the Rev. Mike Jessee and the Rev. Charles Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends in the church's Family Life Center one hour prior to the service.

Burial at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407; or Shiloh Baptist Church, 13457 Kings Highway, King George, Va. 22485.

Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.