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Frances Elaine Thorla

October 12, 1920 March 11, 2007
Frances Elaine Thorla
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Frances Elaine Thorla, age 86, of Byesville, Ohio, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Autumn Health Care Center, Cambridge, Ohio. She was born October 12, 1920, in Noble County, Ohio, daughter of the late Dye and Anne Jones Woodard. She was a graduate of Belle Valley High School, and she graduated with honors from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, with a degree in education. She taught the sixth grade at schools in Byesville and Pleasant City. She enjoyed music, especially playing the piano, and travelling. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, J. D. Thorla, who died in 2006. Surviving are her husband, Dean Thorla, whom she married February 8, 1940; one daughter, Dianna Jean Baird of Caldwell; one sister, Jean Reed of Columbus; and three grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at Olive Cemetery, Caldwell, at the convenience of the family.
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