Amy Thorne (nee Wills) of St. Charles, MO, died on Saturday, July 6 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 46.
Amy was born April 6, 1973 in St. Louis, MO to beloved parents Danny Wills and Gayle Wills (nee Crismon) of Arnold, MO. Loving wife of Christopher Thorne; adoring mother of twin daughters Autumn & Summer; beloved sister of Christopher (Julie) Wills of House Springs, MO; cherished aunt of Jenna, Joslyn (Luke), James, Jesse, and William; great aunt of Jack; beloved friend of Patti Miller. Amy is also survived by other relatives and many dear friends.
Amy grew up in Arnold, Missouri. She also spent many years in Orlando, Florida where her children were born. Amy had a heart for teaching children. She taught in elementary and preschool classrooms for many years and touched many lives; she especially loved teaching reading. She loved the simple things, like flowers and trees, and spending time with her family and pet dog, Peppa. Amy also had a heart for service—volunteering with homeless ministries in Orlando, tutoring refugee children in St. Louis, doing mission work in Haiti, and more.
She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. We treasure our memories, and rest in the knowledge that she is with Jesus.
The family has requested a contribution in Amy’s honor be made to: Word on the Street (WOTS) Homeless Ministries to help the homeless in the Orlando area, or Oasis International Ministries to help refugee families in the St. Louis area. These were both organizations that Amy supported.