Margaret G. Thorp (1922-2013)

OBIT - MARGARET THORPMargaret G. Thorp, 91, of Pioneer passed away Monday at her home. She was born on September 28, 1922 in Bridgewater Township to William Rollie and Mary Jane (Wheeler) Miller. Margaret graduated from Pioneer High School in 1940. She married Norman G. “Whitey” Thorp, and he preceded her in death on November 17, 1990.

Margaret attended the Pioneer Methodist Church. From 1949-1990 she worked alongside her husband in Thorp Auctions and Reality, in Pioneer. In 1974 she started Margaret’s Antiques and Collectables. She was a member of the Pioneer Rebekah Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star, Pioneer.

She is survived by one son Norman Dean (Iris) Thorp of Pioneer; one daughter Dorothy “Dot” (James) Ragland, Sr., of Pioneer; four grandchildren, Tracie Greer, Eddie Robison, Norman K. Thorp and Ashley Robison; one great grandchild Tristan Varichak; four step grandchildren; eleven step great grandchildren; and one step great great grandchild.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband Whitey, and two brothers, Orville and George Miller.

Visitation for Margaret will be on Wednesday October 16th from 4-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer. Services will be on Thursday at 1pm, at the funeral home, with Reverend Michael Raypholtz to officiate.

Interment will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer. Donations can be made to Pioneer Fire Department First Responders. Online condolences can be made at

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