Lorraine Rhodes Thorley passed away peacefully on August 31, 2012 after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer.
Lorraine is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Early Thorley. She is also survived by four daughters, Darlene Stull and husband Mike of Wendell, NC; Deborah McKown and husband Ken of Florisssant, CO; Candace Rowland and husband Alan of Charlottesville, VA; and Cindy Perkins and husband Dennis of St. Charles, MO. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, siblings, and many friends and extended family members. Lorraine’s daughter, Dolores Marquette Firnstahl, preceded her in death.
Lorraine was born May 7, 1933 in Canton, Ohio. She and Jim were married on November 5, 1949 in Grey’s Lake, IL. They then began life as a military family, living in Maryland, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Florida, and Virginia. Their 62 years of life together were filled with travel, children and grandchildren, church, and community.
Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be celebrated at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 509 S. Rosemont Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia on Sunday September 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm. A reception gathering of family and friends will follow. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to St. Francis Episcopal Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com