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“Denise was a sweet lady and it was my pleasure to have her in our LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program. She brought much joy to the class, other...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jessica Bender - Roanoke, IN

“Our condolences to the family. Denise had a very full, rewarding life, and we know she will be missed. Treasure your memories. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Melanie and John Herber - MN

“Dear Paul and family, I had such a brief time knowing you and Denise, but your love for each other was palpable and it was a joy for me to cook for...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bougher - Fort Wayne, IN

“Enjoyed working with Denise. From her I very much. She will be missed. I am thankful to have known her.My prayers to Paul and her...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Hockemeyer - Monroeville, IN

“I would like to extend my heartfelt condlolence to the family of Denise. She will be missed. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Violeta Ramos - Fort Wayne, IN

“We had so much fun laughing together. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Monica Mickey Steinau.. ROSSWURM - IN

“Words are really to tough to come by at this time. I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. I will see you Wednesday. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jim 'Boogie' Adams - Wabash, IN

“Paul,I am so sorry to hear about your loss.Be strong, old friend. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Wesley Graves - Augusta, GA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. It is heartbreaking for someone to leave us in death. Please find peace and comfort in knowing that God...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jonathan Agudo - fort wayne, IN

“Paul, sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you at this most difficult time. Denise was a wonderful and joyous soul that touched so many hearts...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Paulette Kolakowski - Tipp City, OH

Denise A. Thornton, 63, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Denise was the daughter of the late Don and Delores Miller. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and earned multiple degrees including her masters from Indiana University and Ball State University. She was a social worker in the dialysis department at Lutheran Hospital for 18 years prior to her retirement in 2014. Denise loved woodworking and made many beautiful pieces. She and her husband enjoyed bicycling together, hiking, traveling to state parks, and spending time with her friends. She was an awesome wife, sister, and friend and her loving personality will be missed. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul Thornton of Fort Wayne; brother, Dan (Roberto) Miller; sister, Diane (Jan) Miller, and lots of close friends. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 am, Wednesday, January 4, 2016 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Joseph Gaughan officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd, Tuesday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to