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Mary Eileen Thornal
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Parents and Guardians Association, Coastal Center
    9995 Miles Jamison Road
    Summerville, SC 29485

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“Cary and Dennis, Don and Pat & Family, Bud and I remember with great fondness Eileen and Cary's visits to Greensboro NC to visit Audrey and Barney. ...Read More »
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“My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. With fond memories of the Thornals, Suellen Segal ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Suellen Segal - Charleston, SC

“May the Lord provide you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. Thornal. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Becky Hill - Moncks Corner, SC

“On several occasions I was blessed to have visited Cary and Eileen at their home, accompanied by another deacon from ECBC. I was struck by their...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bob lawrence - charleston, SC


Mary Eileen Thornal, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Cary James Thornal went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held graveside Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends before the graveside on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd.

Eileen was born June 21, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of the late Bertram A. Yaeger and the late Mary Rhea Yaeger Furbush. Eileen lived in Baltimore until she married Cary on June 23, 1946. They moved to Charleston and then to Mt. Pleasant in 1950. In her childhood and teenage years, she and her sister, Audrey, sang together at churches, banquets, on the radio, and at canteens and USO's during WWII. Eileen was a member of First Baptist Church after moving to Mt. Pleasant and then a founding member of East Cooper Baptist Church. After their son, Dennis, was born with cerebral palsy, she and Cary worked with other parents to get classes started for special needs individuals. Eileen also enjoyed working with all kinds of crafts and belonged to the East Cooper Crafters Guild.

In addition to her husband, Cary, she is survived by her son, Dennis Allan Thornal.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey Maloy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parents and Guardians Association of the DDSN Coastal Center, 9995 Miles Jamison Rd., Summerville, SC 29485.