Mary Ellen Thornhill

May 26, 1940 ~ August 14, 2022 (age 82)


Lisbon- Mary Ellen Thornhill, 82, of Sherman Street, passed away peacefully at 3:53am, Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.


Mrs. Thornhill was born May 26, 1940 in East Liverpool, a daughter of the late Jesse and Iva (Brewer) Kent.


A homemaker and former member of the Lisbon Church of the Nazarene, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, going shopping, and crocheting.


Her husband, Alva Thornhill, preceded her in death in 1988.  She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Walter, Floyd, Carl, Stanley, Howard, and Raymond Kent; her sisters, Lillian Baker and Dorothy Baker; and by her granddaughter, Kristi Jo Smith.


She leaves behind to cherish her memory her forever companion, Robert McDannels of Lisbon; daughters, Virginia (John Franklin) Mitchell of Lisbon and April (Shannon) Lozier of Versailles, Indiana; her son, Keith Thornhill of Florida; her brother, Bill (Loretta) Kent of Centerburg, Ohio; 7 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.  


Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Yocum officiating.  Private burial will follow at the Columbiana County Memorial Park.


The family will receive friends from Noon until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at


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August 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

Funeral Service
August 18, 2022

1:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

Private Interment

Columbiana County Memorial Park
16078 Irish Ridge Rd.
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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