Cover photo for Louise Thornhill's Obituary
Louise Thornhill Profile Photo
1931 Louise 2021

Louise Thornhill

January 1, 1931 — September 12, 2021

Doris Louise (Owens) Mings-Thornhill, daughter of the late Elmer and Ruby (Reaves) Owens was born January 1, 1931, in Wright County, near Norwood, Missouri, and departed this life on September 12, 2021, in Springfield, Missouri, at the Jacob’s Ladder End of Life Legacy Home. She was 90 years, 8 months and 11 days of age.

Louise was united in marriage to Dale A. Mings. Four children were born to this union, Gary, Carrol, Beverly, and Annette Louise. Mr. Mings passed away in 1982.

Louise was later united in marriage to Jimmie Thornhill. They loved to travel together in their RV and were long-time members of the Good Sam’s RV Club. They made many friends during their travels to many parts of the United States over the years. Louise’s greatest love in life was spending her time with family. She and Jim were instrumental in assisting with organizing family reunions for the extended families. Louise also loved to cook and enjoyed showing love to her family and friends through food. Some of her signature dishes were chicken with homemade noodles, yeast buns and cinnamon rolls, and homemade pies.

Louise was a very devoted Christian and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Mountain Grove, Missouri, for over 50 years. She was a generous and giving person and rarely met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Besides her parents and first husband, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Thornhill, three daughters, Carrol (Mings) Wagoner, Beverly (Mings) Helsley, and infant Annette Louise Mings, one granddaughter, Dee Anna (Wagoner) Koerner, one sister, Vivian (Owens) Turner, and one brother-in-law, Carl Turner.

She is survived by her son, Gary Mings of Mountain Grove, Missouri, grandchildren, Shawna Helsley of Branson, Missouri, Chris Snyder (Audri) of Wichita, Kansas, Holly Helsley of Marshfield, Missouri, Michika Linton (Josh) of Platte City, Missouri, and Sarah Hammett (Adam) of Vanzant, Missouri, and great-grandchildren, Jake Koerner, Kyerra Snyder, Gunner Snyder, Gavin Linton, Aubree Linton, Emma Linton, Jade Birt, Faith Birt, and Garrett Hammett, son-in-law, Bruce Helsley of Marshfield, Missouri, sister-in-law, Evelyn Lawson of Rawlings, Wyoming, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins from a large extended family in southern Missouri and from coast-to-coast.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Louise Thornhill, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree