Allison Lynn Thornton Stonis peacefully left us on October 27, 2020. Pardoned from her current tenure with cancer, she will now be reunited with her loving parents.
Born to Daniel Lines Thornton, MD and Carolyn Virginia Cuppett Thornton on January 20, 1970, a magical snowy day in Charleston, SC. From the beginning, her presence was one marked with joy and hope.
She grew up in the blue skies and white sandy beaches of Vero Beach, Florida. From the beginning, Allison’s only and surviving sibling, Daniel Lines Thornton Jr. was her best friend and confidant. Together they forged and maintained an unbreakable bond that provided them a lifetime of mutual support and comradery. Allison, Daniel and their faithful canine companion Snoopy were a force to be reckoned with in Vero.
Graduating from Indian River High School, Allison attended Oxford College and graduated with honors from Emory University with a BA in English. She later proudly received her MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and officially became a Buckeye. Allison’s professional passion and success was in Marketing and Analytics and most recently working with the Digital Marketing team at Principal Financial Group, which she considered family. Her energy, wit and leadership were contagious and effective.
Allison was adventurous by nature. She loved to travel, taking in new experiences, places and cultures. She had an amazing eye for fashion and was nothing short of an artist in the design and application of Oscar worthy makeup, always understanding the perfect look that the moment called for... her red lips are legendary. Allison had a very eclectic music palate, a product of the 80’s but always open to some good gangsta rap when the right moment presented itself. She was athletic but most enjoyed her weekly regime of Yoga, occasionally demonstrating her impressive cat-like balance on a paddle board.
Allison met the devastatingly handsome Luke Stonis in college waiting tables at the posh Pheasant Uptown restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an uptown Emory girl and he was a downtown Georgia Tech guy but he was persistent, they wed on April 17, 1999. Allison’s self-proclaimed greatest achievement and joy are her two children, Jack Thornton Stonis, age 16 and Adeline Mae Stonis, age 14. Both amazing reflections of their mother’s love, beauty and grace.
Jack, Addie, Luke and the two cats Camo and Purr-puss hold the honor and privilege to continue the family’s journey in Allison’s memory, spirit and love.
A celebration of Allison's life will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home Clintonville Chapel, 4341 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214. The family will receive guests from 11 am to 12:30 pm, with the service beginning at 12:30. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the number in attendance will be limited to 50 people, masks and social distancing will be required within the funeral home. For those unable to attend, there will be a live stream available http://livestream.com/shaw-davis/allisonstonis .