Neta Fern Thorn


Neta Fern Thorn, 79, of Flemington, WV, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022, at her home.

 She was born in Princeton, WV on May 27, 1943, a daughter of the late Q.D. White and Ennis Fern (Keys) White.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Thorn was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Earle Thorn, and a sister who died in infancy.

In her younger years, Neta enjoyed reading palms. She loved birds, writing literature and poetry, and traveling in WV with her husband. She participated in the Benedum Foundation as well as the Special Needs Inclusion Project (SNIP). She graduated from Athens High School, majored in Education at Concord College, and received her Master’s Degree in Education from West Virginia University. During her 37-year teaching career at Grafton High School, she served as faculty senate chair and English Department chair, before retiring in 2001.

Neta is survived by her son, Christopher “Shawn” Thorn of Grafton; her grandson, Hayden Wesley Thorn; her sister, Carolyn K. Monohan of Princeton, WV; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ms. Thorn’s wishes for cremation will be honored, and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home 950 George Washington Hwy Grafton, WV, on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  

The Donald G. Ford Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thorn Family in their time of need.

Online condolences: www.donaldgfordfuneralhome.com 

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