State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - December 7, 2006 Deceased Name: Jacqueline J. Thorndike FRANKLIN - Jacqueline Jane Moody Thorndike, 73, of Franklin died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at Modern Care Convalescent Facility in Jacksonville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Chapin, the daughter of Austin and Jeanette Vortman Moody. She married Dale H. Thorndike in 1955 in Jacksonville; he died in 1982. A daughter, Andrea Jane Thorndike, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Thorndike earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from Illinois State University in Normal. She began teaching at Lafayette and Washington schools in Jacksonville and taught at Northwestern Community Schools in Palmyra for 39 years, retiring in 1994 after teaching special education, junior high and the fifth and third grades. She also served as a substitute teacher. She was a volunteer at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville and a member of Fortune Hunter's Investment Club.
Survivors: daughter, Kathleen Renee Thorndike of Jacksonville; son, Eric Michael Thorndike of Franklin; sister, Doris M. Werries of San Diego; and brother, Byron J. (wife, Anita) Moody of Chapin.