Bertha Jean Thorn, 66, of Peru, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel, Indiana.
She was born on December 4, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama to William and Lou Ethel (Jackson) Thorn. Bertha was raised in the South and attended grade school in Alabama before moving to Indiana. She attended Peru High School all 4 years and graduated in 1975. Following graduation, Bertha began working at AGP in 1976. She then went on to work at Eck Adams until they closed. She also worked at United Technologies in North Manchester before settling into her last job at Classico Seating as an upholsterer. Bertha has been retired for the last 10 years. She is a member of the United Steel Workers Union and also a member of the Peru Grace Brethren Church. In her spare time, Bertha enjoyed watching tv and spending time with her boys. She also enjoyed attending concerts.
Bertha is survived by Hollie “Joe” Walton, whom she has been with for almost 40 years. Also surviving are her two children, Trey Thorn and William Thorn, both of Peru. In addition to her uncle Jimmy (Diane) Thorn of South Holland, Illinois; aunt Margaret Thorn of Rochester, Indiana; and aunt Bessie Williams of Birmingham, Alabama. Also surviving are numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 4pm with Pastor Dave Jodry officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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