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Doris Jane (Sheets) McGinnis Thorn

September 17, 1935 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 83)

Doris Jane McGinnis Thorn, 83 of Tunnelton, Howesville Community passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born September 7, 1935 in Newburg, daughter of the late Hugh Sheets and Ellen Renshaw Sheets Conneway and her husband Lloyd “Shorty” Conneway. Doris graduated from Newburg High School, Class of 1953. She and her husband owned and operated The Hamburger Haven in McCoole, MD and also spent many years farming.  She also worked in the deli at both Foodland in Kingwood and WalMart and retired from there as a greeter.  She loved going to yard sales, eating out, playing canasta, bingo and family time during the holidays.  She was a member of the Christian Evangelical Church, Birdscreek and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by two daughters, Silver Haas and husband Damon, Washington, PA, Shannon Strahin and husband Mike, Howesville; one son, Thomas Eddie Smith, Morgantown; ten grandchildren, Tiffany Hall and husband James, Tyler Treft and companion Mariah, Morgan Barnett and husband Jhamel, Robin Strahin and  finance Damien, Michael Strahin and wife Karen, C.J. Strahin and wife Brittany, Elizabeth Strahin, Saralynn Farber Haas, Corey McGinnis and Azia McGinnis;  fourteen great grandchildren, Aaliyah, Ben, Adalay, Lilyan, Michael, Aleli, Preston, Liaylah, Arya, Maddie, Jenna, Cody, Shayla and Ashlyn.  In addition to her parents and step father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald “Bud” McGinnis and second husband Phillip Thorn; three children, Frank, Robin and Ernie. Family and friends will be received at the Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown St. Newburg, WV, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Delbert Lyons officiating. The family request you wear red in honor of Doris’s favorite color.  Burial will be at Shays Chapel Cemetery. A special thank you to Southwestern Veterans Center, 365 Hospice and Heartland Hospice. Online condolences and sympathy gifts can be sent at

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