Lefa Kae Thorne

  • BORN: September 25, 1929
  • DIED: May 4, 2018
  • LOCATION: Fairmont, West Virginia

Lefa Kae (Bess) Thorne, 88, of Fairmont went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Pleasant Acres Christian Haven in Fairmont. She was born in Braxton County on September 25, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry Bess and Clarinda (Knight) Gillespie.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Edward Gillespie, and her former husband and father of her children, Thomas L. Thorne.
She is survived by her son Roger Lee Thorne and wife Ruthann, of Fairmont, and her daughter Rhetta Kae (Thorne) Hosier and her husband, Myron, of Alaska; her grandchildren, Roger "JR" Thorne, Jr. of Frederick, Maryland; Jodi Johnson and her husband Billy of Fairmont and Heather Quisenberry and her husband Steve of Fairmont, Chad Hosier of Alaska, Kristie Bragg and her husband David of Alaska, and Misty Thompson and her husband, Sam of Germany; and ten great grandchildren.
Lefa was a former motor winder at the FMC plant in Pleasant Valley, retiring in 1993; prior to that, she worked as a waitress at Parkette Drive-in, Drummond's Restaurant and Pokey Dot.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was active the Church of Christ while living at Pleasant Acres Christian Haven. Mrs. Thorne, a devoted Christian, truly walked with the Lord.
She will be remembered for her devotion to God and her family. She was known as the Cookie Queen of her church, as well as for her beautiful flowers and yard work.
The family extends their gratitude to Pleasant Acres Christian Haven for their excellent care, and to Amedisys Hospice, including staff Kriston and Jennifer, for the love and support they provided.
Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 S High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501, or Pleasant Acres Christian Heaven, 41 Pleasant Acre Dr, Fairmont, WV 26554, in Lefa's memory.
Friends and family will be received at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Friday from 11am to 1pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 Friday, May 11, 2018, with Pastor Matt Holbert officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.


Visitation
  • Friday, May 11
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home
  • 209 Merchant St
  • Fairmont, WV 26554
  • (304) 366-4671
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Friday, May 11
    1:00 PM
  • Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home
  • 209 Merchant St
  • Fairmont, WV 26554
  • (304) 366-4671
  • Get Directions

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“ Lefa was a dear and kind lady. We have missed her at church the last few yrs. May the family have peace that only GODcan provide.You are in our...Read More ยป

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