Jessie Thornburg Services Today
Mrs. Jessie Thornburg, a pioneer of Wallowa County, passed away early Tuesday morning at Wallowa memorial Hospital where she had been since Friday morning when she fell at her home and broke her hip.
She was born April 10, 1882 in Illinois, daughter of J. W. and Martha Emmons and came to Wallowa County with her parents as a young child.
On December 21, 1899 she was married at Enterprise to Delbert Homan who died on August 22, 1940. On June 27, 1942 she was married to Charles T. Thornburg who survives her.
Other survivors include a son, Warren P. Homan of Enterprise; and a grandson, Arthur W. Homan; and three great-grandchildren all of La Grande.
Mrs. Thornburg was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Women Benefit Association.
Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 pm at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Douglas T. Field, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Donald Swart will be organist and Rev. and Mrs. Field will sing: “When We See Christ” and “Be Still and Know”.
Casket bearers will be Walter Myers, Bill Sheets, Lawrence Rowe, Glenn Wagner, Earl Hovis and Fred M. Wagner. Vault internment will be in the Enterprise Cemetery.
Wallowa County Chieftain, January 9, 1964
Contributed by S. Renee Schaeffer