Marie A. Thurber

  • Born: March 25, 1933
  • Died: January 2, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marie A. Thurber, 81 of Sterling died Friday January 2, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Bartlett, IL.

She was born on March 25, 1933 in Scranton, PA the daughter of Edward and Helen (Guntack) Mura. She married Robert Thurber on June 10, 1961 in Los Angeles, CA. He died July 1, 2014. Marie was a Registered Nurse and had worked for 20 years at Sterling Pavilion in Sterling before her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling.

Survivors include her son, Robert E. Thurber (Debbie Carnes) of Lindenhurst, IL; her daughter Julie (Tom) Diedenhofen of Bartlett, IL; and her three grandchildren: Ellie Thurber, Ronin Diedenhofen and Bonnie Diedenhofen.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 6, 2015 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Sterling with the Reverend Brandon Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.

Memorials to Journeycare Hospice.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. We were first cousins. Her father and my father (Frank) were brothers. Your mother and I exchanged Christmas cards with short notes on how our families were doing. I was very concerned when I didn't get a card from her this past Christmas. Again my deepest sympathies to all of you on her passing and also your father which I just read about in her obituary.

May God bless you and keep you all strong in this time of grief.

Posted by Louise Baykash - Middle Village, NY - Cousin   January 16, 2015