May 6, 1949 ~ September 8, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, Indiana
Resided in: Vincennes, Indiana

Donna Mae Thorne passed away from this life on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Vincennes, Indiana at the age of 72. She was born on Friday, May 6, 1949 in Vincennes, Indiana.

Those left to cherish her memories include daughter Katina Cornell,  daughter Mindy Ritchie husband Chris, son Jon Chamness wife Krista, sister Lindy Santos, sister Wanda Rogers, brother Melvin Smith, brother David Smith, sister Betty Frisz, sister Sarah Avra, 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, the children father John Chamness, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Anthony Thorne, father Eilas Smith, mother Dorothy Mae Walkins Smith, and one sister Mary Jane Brown.

Donna Mae Smith Thorne was born in Vincennes Indiana and worked for Good Samaritan Hospital for 32 years in the laundry department.  She loved her family very much and grandchildren too! She loved her dog Diamond more than her own family.  Watching Indiana University play basketball on a Saturday afternoon was one of her favorite things to watch on tv, she also loved to watch the Indianapolis Colts play, she would get excited every time they would make a touchdown! Donna was the life of the party she said what she meant, and meant what she said! She was straight up with her family and friends and the way she lived her life.  During the week between 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm she would shut her phone off and watch Young and the Restless, she wouldn’t even answer the door at that time either. She will be deeply missed by all!

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home 524 Broadway Street Vincennes Indiana.  Under the direction of Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home Vincennes, Indiana.

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Visitation: September 14, 2021 6:00 pm - September 14, 2021 8:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

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  1. Hey Sarah and Linda And Betty and Melvin and Wanda and Dave the whole family I’m so sorry for your guys’s lost if there’s anything I can do just reach out to me and I’ll be there to help you guys love you all

  2. Mrs.LORIE Seidel /Santos
    Mr.Robert Seidel

    My Aunt Donna will truly be missed by me 💗
    Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends

  3. So sorry for your loss Donna was one of a kind that’s for sure ! And she sure tell you like it was. When she no longer came to Walmart I sure missed her She always had something to talk about. I hear her name I will always smile.Peacefully rest..Give Tony oh and Mike heck !!

  4. I spent a lot of time at the Smiths house. There were a lot of memories there. Donna , I didn’t get to see you much the past few years but I will cherish the memories of you. Sympathy to the family

  5. Aunt Donna your going to be missed alot but never forgotten. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. REST IN PEACE. FROM YOUR NIECE DEBBIE LIMBACH

  6. You will always be in my heart! I love you and enjoyed the times we got to spend together, whether it was walking our gravel road between our houses or playing dice after dinner . I appreciated our conversations and I knew I could count on you if I needed anything just like you knew I always had your back. I am grateful you are now at peace with no more pain and no more sorrow. Just remember to say hey to Tony for me. I love you Donna, see you soon !

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