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Maurice "Mo" Thornell

November 7, 1947 — February 24, 2024

Convoy

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Maurice "Mo" Thornell, 76, of Convoy, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center

Mo was born in Paulding on November 7, 1947, a son of the late Norma (Long) & Arnold Thornell.

Mo was a 1966 graduate of Crestview High School. He went on to bravely serve his country in the United States Army until 1972. Mo retired from Aeroquip after 38 years. He was also a member of Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert, and the NRA. In his free time, Mo enjoyed spending time with his family. His granddaughters could always count on him cheering them on at all their extracurricular activities. He also enjoyed to hunt and fish with his son, and always loved tinkering in his woodshop. Mo was one of the sweetest, loving, and gentlest souls. He always had a smile on his face and never knew a stranger. He was the epitome of what a loving husband, father, brother, and papa should be. You could always count on him saying, "yeah right, Rose," or " Why have a bad day when you could have a good one." This kind, patient, caring, selfless, God-loving man will be greatly and forever missed.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda; children, Melissa (Rob) Foley & Chad (Sarah) Thornell; sister, Maureen King; granddaughters, Logan and Lexi Foley; & dogs, Pippa and Charlie.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jone Boroff.

Viewing will be Thursday, February, 29, 2024 from 5-7 PM at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, Ohio 45813.

Service will be Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10:30 AM with viewing one hour prior at the funeral home.

He will be laid to rest in Dealey Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be made to Defiance CHP or Trinity Friends Church.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com.

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered to the Payne Funeral Home on Thursday from 9-3.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maurice "Mo" Thornell, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered to the Payne Funeral Home on Thursday from 9-3.

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered to the Payne Funeral Home on Thursday from 9-3.

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered to the Payne Funeral Home on Thursday from 9-3.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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