Teresa Jane (Huhn) Thurston

December 8, 1959 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Teresa Jane Thurston, 63, died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters at Embassy of Cambridge Friday, August 11.

Teresa is survived by her children Trista and T'anna, brother Tim (Missy) Huhn and sisters-in-law Sarah (Bill) Joehlin and Lisa (Gary) Kirk and future son-in-law Eric Miller and niece Courtney Huhn.

She is preceded in death by her husband, David Thurston, both parents, Marie "June" Chiesa and Jesse Huhn, as well as her stepfather, Mack Chiesa, a sibling, Jessica Huhn, and a nephew, Steve Huhn.

Teresa was born December 8, 1959, in Cambridge, Ohio. David and Teresa married in Cambridge on October 2, 1999, after which they and their two young daughters moved to Quaker City.

Teresa Thurston was a dedicated employee at Embassy of Cambridge for 41 years. She started on February 10, 1981, and she held various roles during that time. Most know her best as the central supply director or an activities assistant.

Anyone who knew Teresa at the nursing home knows how devoted she was to her residents, doing everything with her full heart, bright eyes and infectious laugh. She always had a smile, a helping hand or a warm hug at the ready. She was dedicated to her work and to her daughters, of which she was incredibly proud. She would sing their accomplishments to anyone that would listen.

Teresa barely knew a stranger and was extremely faithful to her online widows' support group, Just Widowed is All, taking trips and meeting with fellow members to comfort their shared grief. She chatted with many of them daily, leaving behind many special friends she met through that platform. Teresa was also a rambunctious Ohio State football fan known to scream, jump, clap, yell, shout and yes, even curse during games, especially against TTUN.

Wellwishers, family and friends will be received at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, 139 S. Ninth St., Cambridge, on Wednesday,  August 16, 2023, from 5-7 p.m., with a funeral service directly following at 7 p.m. Rev. Wilbur Bragg will officiate the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shrivers Hospice Foundation, which helps grant patients' bucket list wishes. Thanks to the foundation, Teresa and her two daughters could take a trip to Hocking Hills together earlier this year. Donate online at, or mail a donation to P.O. Box 3506, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701.

The family would like to thank the caring, devoted staff at Embassy of Cambridge and Shrivers Hospice for their efforts and dedication to making Teresa comfortable during her residency. 

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August 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thorn-Black Funeral Home Inc.
139 S. 9th st
Cambridge, OH 43725

Funeral Service
August 16, 2023

7:00 PM
Thorn-Black Funeral Home Inc.
139 S. 9th st
Cambridge, OH 43725


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