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Sherry Lynn Thornton, 68, of Rockford, passed away on December 30, 2018 in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on February 24, 1950 in Rockford, the daughter of Melvin and Betty (Todd) Hays. Sherry graduated from East High in 1968 and attended Rock Valley College. Sherry married Alan Thornton on January 23, 2003 in Mexico. He predeceased her February 9, 2016. She was a dental assistant for Drs. Pfluger and Nijoka and retired in 2016. Sherry loved spending time with her kids and grandkids and keeping them well-fed. She looked forward to her Tuesday lunch date with friends.
Survived by her children, Tim (Julia) Guler, Jennifer Farmer, and Bethany Farmer; grandchildren, Jonathan, Daffney, Frankie, Dakota, Corrina, and Audrie; great-grandchildren, Liam and Ainsley; sisters, Janeen Trenkler, and Jill Shenlund; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Alan; and parents.
Services will be held at 3:30 on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave., Rockford, IL 61104. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 to 3:15

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  1. Sabrina Larson

    Beth- I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I know your heart is breaking in a million pieces. She was so lucky to have you with her those last few weeks . Hugs my friend. Keeping you and your family in my prayers

  2. Brady and Kandy

    We are very sorry for your loss of your beautiful mother. We are thinking of you and your family at this time of loss.

  3. Janie and Tony Line

    We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. We know you will miss her, we will too. She was an amazing woman with the most beautiful smile! We love you all.

  4. Mary Cabello Rowe

    So sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. I was a patient of Dr. Pflugers in the 80's and followed Sherry to Dr. Nijoka. She was always fun to chat with and made me feel at ease in that dreaded chair. She will me missed by many.

  5. Susan Sunday heart aches for you and your family...

  6. Dan ,Dawn Pfluger

    So sorry to hear this . She worked with my father for 30+ yrs and was the rock of the office. Great attitude ,funny and well organized she helped his business be one of the most loved Dentist offices around. Dawn and I will truly miss her.

  7. Abby Clifford

    My you all keep the loving memories of your Mother in your hearts to fill your days and nights with the warmth of her love until you all come together once more. I'm so very sorry for your lost.

  8. Diane (Pfluger)Wellwerts

    My sincere sympathies to the family. Sherry was my Dads dental assistant for many years. She was an incredible human being. She kept the office organized and clean. Her friendly face and personality is what kept the patients returning. Memories of her will be treasured forever. Rest in Peace Sherry.

  9. Mandy Dailey

    Sending prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  10. Carolyn hanvy

    So sorry for your loss jenny. Thoughts and prayers to you and audie and your family

  11. Robert Bates

    Truly sorry for your loss! Will continue to pray for your family!

  12. Barbara Guntermann

    I am sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy.

  13. RL and Bev Smart

    So sorry to hear you lost your mom Tim, our condolences to you and the entire family, wish we could be there, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you Julie, Tim, and the kids.

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