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“Dale and family, Our sympathies to all of you on the passing of Lorna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: Mike and Melinda Kramer - Fulton, IL

“She was a kind, caring woman. Sympathies to the family. ”
2 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda K Stuart - Fulton, IL

“Dale - Sending Larry and my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lorna was such a fun loving lady and we will surely all miss her!! I work today...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Larry & Carol Moats - Dixon, IL

“Sympathies and condolences to the family of Lorna Thayer from the Morrison Scholastic Bowl team. Lorna was always a lovely presence at the Masonic...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Adam Smith - Morrison, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Thayer. I had her as a teacher in high school. She was a caring and kind teacher. Lorna was also my...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Becky (McDearmon) Brown - Dahinda, IL

“Dale & family - So sorry to hear about Lorna - our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Tom & Jan McKenzie...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Tom & Jan McKenzie - Decatur, IL

“Dale, Cindy and Ryan, You have our deepest sympathies in losing the wife, mother and friend who Lorna was. As you know, Lorna and I worked well...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Emmett & Sue Aubry - Spicewood, TX

“We are so saddened to hear of Lorna's passing. I so enjoyed visiting with both of you when I was working yet. Lorna will be remembered as a caring...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Cheryl and Gary Green - Fulton, IL

“Every time I saw Lorna she would give me the biggest hug! You will be missed Lorna! ”
9 of 35 | Posted by: Chandra Williams - Clinton, IA

“Dale so sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: ROBIN MARLOWE - LOW MOOR, IA

“Dale, I have so many great memories of Lorna, ones that will stay in a special place in my heart. Our years at SMHS together were some of the best of...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Kathy Williams Thompson - Atlanta, GA

“Mrs. Thayer was a great teacher at St. Mary's.She was very kind! ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Cathy Waterma Hoskins - MN

“Ryan, from the UHG team, I wanted to pass on our profound sympathies to you and your family. ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: John Callinan - MN

“Very sorry to hear about Lorna passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thayer family. Bill Mitchell ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Mitchell - NC

“Dale and Family, Thoughts and prayers to you all. Ric and Barb Kayer ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: Ric Kayer - Oswego, IL

“Dale, I am deeply saddened to have learned of your family's loss. Please know that many of your friends and associates in the Illinois quizbowl...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Thomas Egan - Park Ridge, IL

“Prayers to the family ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: David & Lynn Hamilton - Fulton, IL

“Mrs. Thayer touched so many lives and was such a great teacher!! So very sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Margie Mueller - Fulton, IL

“So sorry for your loss. She was my favorite math teacher. Prayers to you family. ”
19 of 35 | Posted by: Anna Charneski Robertson - Normal, IL

“Thank you for all you taught me. ”
20 of 35 | Posted by: Ashley Shear - East Peoria, IL

“Dale, so very sorry for your loss. Dad and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Robin (Thayer) Smith - IN

“Sending prayers to the family. ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Rita Kaufman & Randy Schaller - IL

“I will greatly miss Lorna. What a wonderful friend and coworker! She was always there to help with a smile on her face. She will be missed. She...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Griswold - Camanche, IA

“We are sorry to hear of your loss Dale. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
24 of 35 | Posted by: Linda and Bill Stoermer - Cordova, IL

“So sorry to hear of Lorna's passing. Our hearts go out to Dale and the family. Our deepest and sincerest condolences. ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Curt and Bev - Albany, IL

“I graduated in 1991. I had her as a teacher for a couple of years. She was an amazing teacher and I learned so much from her. We used to call her...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Suellina Koenes (Luskey) - IA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
27 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Cox - Springfield, MO

“I'm so sorry for your loss! I have so many great memories of time spent with her and Cindy and your family! ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: Amy Hartig - Beecher, IL - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Lorna's passing. She will be greatly missed. Wayne and Pat ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Pat/Wayne - Albany, IL - friends

“So sorry for your loss. ”
30 of 35 | Posted by: Gordy & Jolene Schaver - Dubuque, IA

“Thoughts and prayers to Lorna's family. She was a wonderful person. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Cheryl Piercy - Clinton, IA

“Lorna and I started teaching at SMHS together. We were all young and right out of college; we made some great memories there with the Sislers and...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Colleen and Tony O'Horo - IL

“So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the whole family. I will never forget Lorna's friendship when I arrived to teach at FHS! ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Goodenough - Fulton, IL

“Our prayers go out to Lorna's family. She touched so many lives! ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Daniels, Chris & Matt Appuhn - IL

“Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Lorna. She was a special Lady and true friend. We will dearly miss her. We always enjoyed being together...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Jeff and Jo Miller - Lanark, IL

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Lorna G. Thayer, 68, of Fulton, died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.

Born June 8, 1947 in Tuscola, IL she was the daughter of Loran and Gueretta (Anglen) Lewis. She was united in marriage to Dale F. Thayer on June 7, 1970 in Villa Grove.

Lorna was a teacher at Fulton High School from 1985 until her retirement in 2004. She previously taught at St. Mary's High School in Clinton, Iowa from 1972-1979. She was a member of Fulton Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She became a member of Merton Chapter No. 356, Order of Eastern Star, Fulton, in February 1973 serving as Worthy Matron in 1976, 1977, 1983, 2007, and 2012. She served as an officer every year from 1974 – 2015, serving as Secretary for 27 years.

Commissioned as Grand Lecturer of the Grand Chapter of Illinois in November 1979, then took her Emeritus in November 1994. Re-commissioned in October 2004. Served as Grand Representative of New Jersey in Illinois in 2007. Served Grand Chapter of Illinois as Grand Martha in 2008. Served as a member of Board of Grand Examiners in 2010, and took her Emeritus again in November 2012.

Surviving are her husband, Dale, of Fulton; a daughter, Cindy (Mike) Kuykendall, of Buckner, MO; a son, Ryan (Lora) Thayer, of Minneapolis, MN; a brother Kirk (Louise) Lewis, of Toms River, NJ. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Linda Beesley.

Visitation will be from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesday, November 18th at Fulton Presbyterian Church. An Eastern Star service will be conducted at 12:30 pm. The funeral will follow at 1:00 PM at the church with Reverend Dr. James Camp officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory to Fulton Presbyterian Church or Fulton High School Scholastic Bowl Program. Arrangements are through McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. To send condolences visit

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