Krista L. Thornton
November 26, 1962 ‒ January 23, 2020
Krista Thornton, age 57 of Delaware, OH, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Columbus. She was born November 26, 1962 in Rochester, NY to Brian and Sylvia (Rosa) Shutts.
Left to cherish Krista’s memory are her sons: Angel and Anthony Thornton; parents: Brian and Sylvia Shutts; sisters: Laurie (Harry) Owens and Melinda (Kevin) Webb; former husband, Jack Thornton; nieces: Alexsandra (Owens)Bradshaw, Samantha Owens, Meredith Owens, Caroline Owens, Maddison Web, Paige Web, Ellen Sammet, and Kelly (Earlenbaugh)Woodard; nephews: Andrew Owens, Hunter Webb, and Ted Sammet,and several other relatives and friends.
Krista was a graduate of Worthington High School, and Western Michigan University. She was a skilled occupational therapist assistant, specializing in senior care. She was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware.
Krista was a kind, joyful person, who had a wonderful disposition and a ready smile. She was a consummate thrift shopper who loved to find a great deal. Krista was the “Auntie Maime” of her family. She was regarded as “the fun aunt” by her nieces and nephews. They loved their trips with their aunt to “Timbuktu”, in which they would venture out to find ice cream. Most of all, Krista was proud of her sons, and loved spending time with her family.
Krista was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Louis and Flora Rosa; paternal grandparents: Donald and Marion Shutts; and her uncle, Eugene Rosa.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, OH.
In honor of Krista’s joyful spirit , her family would like to encourage the wearing of a little or a lot of red to celebrate her meeting Jesus face to face.
Donations in Krista’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association.
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Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.