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Hattie Mae (Faust) Thornton

May 2, 1925 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 94)


Hattie Mae Thornton, 94, of Rock Island, IL, passed Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Hope Creek Care, East Moline. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, at Second Baptist Church, 919-6th Avenue, Rock Island.  The Rev. Joseph Williamson III will officiate.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Moline.  Visitation will be on Friday, August 30, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd, 1902-3rd Avenue, East Moline. 

Hattie Mae Faust was born May 2, 1925, in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas; the daughter of Frank and Sarah (Marshall) Faust.  Hattie was educated in Marion, IL.  She married Rev. Andrew J. Thornton.  He passed May 1, 1977.  Hattie worked at the former New York Store, Moline, in sales and as an elevator operator.    

Hattie was a member of Second Baptist Church, Rock Island, where she was a deaconess.  She was also a member of Eastern Star Adah Chapter 10 O.E.S. and the Martin Luther King Active Club, Rock Island.  Although Hattie never had children, she was a Cub Scout Leader in her early years; her testament to love of children.   She loved gardening.  She was known to be a wonderful baker, especially her pound cakes. 

Those left to cherish her memory are sister; Ealer Joyner, McKinney, Texas, nieces; Frances Lawrence, East Moline, Alice (Thethel) Locke, East Moline, Sara Ann Faust, Rock Island, Lilly Bell Reed, Indianapolis, Indiana, Linda (Randy)Davis, Philadelphia, Missouri, Nanette (Victor) Boyland, Murphy, Texas,  Melanie Lewis, East Moline, and Gloria Joyner, McKinney, Texas, nephews; Henry Faust, Rock Island, Sam (Hilda) Joyner, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jeffrey Woods, Moline, and Aaron (Karen) Woods, East Moline, many great nieces, nephews, and friends, including special friend; Bernice Brown, Rock Island.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters; Luerencia Faust and Frankie Woods.

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August 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd.
1902 Third Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Service
August 31, 2019

10:00 AM
Second Baptist Church
919-6th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

August 31, 2019

11:15 AM
Riverside Cemetery
800-29th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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